In 1995 and 1996 we started to think of a new winery and in the locations in Spain where it could be set up. Castilla y León has a large river, the Duero, which is where our two existing wineries, Vega Sicilia and Alion are located, and it flows into another great wine-producing region, Oporto. The region of Toro is not far from us 100 km away along the same river. It has been a famous wine-producing region for centuries and has enjoyed great prestige during important eras of its life.
We thought that it could be a challenge to undertake a project there since it was an area that was not very fashionable at that time but had great potential.
Near Toro, in the province of Zamora, is the municipality of San Román de Hornija in the province of Valladolid. The high plateau of this area is home to old freestanding Tinta de Toro vines bought by Vega Sicilia, in its role as pioneer, in this pebbly area through which the Duero once flowed.
A traditionally wine-producing region rescued by Vega Sicilia has today become a leading region on a worldwide level.
After so many years of study and definition of the new project, we established a series of premises to be strictly adhered to when considering the pros and cons of the region. On the one hand, this area is warmer than Ribera del Duero and, on the other, the land is basically a carpet of stones deposited by the river in the past; in short, a region which is twice as warm with the subsequent risk of making heavy wines that are difficult to enjoy. Moreover, and to make this ‘problem’ more acute, in Toro we need the ripening to be as complete as possible, even with the risk of high alcoholic proof, in order to obtain a minimum condensation of tannins.
After the first four grape harvests (1997-2000), we realised that we would have to preserve, extract and protect everything that would convert Pintia into an elegant wine within the austerity of the region, i.e. delicate tannins embraced by the aroma of fresh fruit whilst avoiding overripeness and liquorice aromas. This is Pintia’s defining philosophy.
TOR2014 RBAMFR UV001 RV003
|Region Produced in||San Román de Hornija - Toro|
|Cask||American white oak casks, French Oak|
|Made with||100% Tempranillo|
|Product Dimensions||31 x 7 x 7 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Bodegas Vega Sicilia, S.A.|
|Country Produced in||Spain|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||66.60|