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2018 Tempos Vega Sicilia Pintia Toro DO

2018 Tempos Vega Sicilia Pintia Toro DO

Producer: Tempos Vega Sicilia

Region: Toro, Castile and León

Country: Spain

Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)

Vintage: 2018

ABV: 15%

Vivino: 4.5
Drink By: 2031

Tech Sheet


Occasional Wine Note: Wow! This is a fantastic Tempranillo. Big, chewy, dark fruits, chocolate, and some minerality. This is a quintessential Tempranillo from the Toro region of Castile and León.

  • James Suckling

    Score: 96

    Brooding but fresh nose, with tarry blackberries and fresh blue fruit. Iron, wet stones, violets and a hint of mocha, too. Full-bodied, mineral and broad on the palate with a stony feel, though not heavy at all. A really elegant, nuanced and extremely poised Pintia that you can enjoy now and for the next decade. A really eclectic Pintia showing more elegance and calculation.

  • Wine Advocate

    Score: 95

    The 2018 Pintia comes from a cooler and wetter vintage when the grapes were picked between September 20th and October 7th, and it fermented in their new fermentation room where they feel they can be more precise. The wine still has 15% alcohol, with a pH of 3.82 and 4.6 grams of acidity. It had a shorter élevage this year and matured for 10 months in French and 18% American oak barrels, 81% of them new. The nose is very expressive, with bright cherry fruit, and the wine is fresher than the norm in the region, with integrated alcohol and oak, reflecting a very cool year, floral and perfumed. The palate is medium-bodied and reveals very fine and elegant tannins. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Pintia.

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