Vega Sicilia Pintia

£214.65

for the equivalent of £71.55 a bottle
CASE OF 3 BOTTLES

Grower: Vega Sicilia
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Style: Fruity and Aromatic
Country: Spain
Appellation: Toro
Vintage: 2017/18
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 15% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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The Pintia is fermented in a mix of French and American oak barrels followed by a further 12 months maturation in those barrels prior to bottling. The wine remains in the bottle for another 6 months or so before release. The bouquet is extremely aromatic, expressive and open, quite typical from Toro. It is a more elegant style, with less rusticity, and the tannins are fine-grained, present and quite abundant but also quite round. It has a great mouthfeel, with the wild berry, aromatic herbs and spicy flavours lingering on the palate, with time in the glass, it shows some smoky undertones.

Vega Sicilia was founded almost 155 years ago, in 1864 by a Basque citizen, Eloy Lecanda from the North part of Spain. He founded Vega in Valladolid, where it is located now, and at that moment it was a place where no one had cultivated any kind of grapes. He owned the winery for approximately forty years, until the beginning of the last century, when the winery was sold to the Herrero family who were basically bankers from close to Valladolid. They owned the winery until around the 1950s, when the winery was sold to an industrial group who commercialised to make the wine. In 1962, the winery was sold to a guy from Venezuela. This is the earliest date in the history of Vega Sicilia where the company did not belong to a Spanish family or person. He was the owner for 20 years until 1982, when the latest stage of Vega where we currently are at right now. The Alvarez family, the current owners bought Vega Sicilia. They had bought one winery, which made three wines, Unico, Valbuena and Reserva Especial, and they decided to create a group of wineries, and in 1991, they founded Alión, in the Ribera del Duero, only 8 miles east from Vega Sicilia. And that is very briefly the history of Vega...

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