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  • Vega Sicilia, Pintia 2016 750ml

Vega Sicilia, Pintia 2016 750ml

118 SGD
Country
Spain
Region
Ribera del Duero
Vintage
2016
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 95
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Description

The 2016 Pintia comes from a cooler but drier vintage, and the wine has a little less alcohol and more freshness. It fermented in oak vats and matured in mostly new and mostly French oak, but this year they used a little more American oak with the idea to increase density. 2016 was an atypical year in Toro; they had plenty of time to pick the grapes with lower alcohol and wines with more elegance. This is clearly a more elegant vintage than 2015. The wine has some notes that took me to the Northern Rhône, and the oak is neatly integrated—it seems to get better integrated in cooler years. There is a mix of black and red fruit that denotes good freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, with a distinct lack of rusticity and density, and it's more fluid. It has abundant, chalky and fine-grained tannins and a supple, long and dry finish. 230,032 bottles, 6,517 magnums and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in May 2018.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Tea
    Flavours may include:
    Eucalyptus, Mint, Jasmine
  • Nutty
    Flavours may include:
    Almond, Chestnut, Coconut
  • Toast
    Flavours may include:
    Toast, Coffee, Smoke
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
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Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Bordeaux
Serving Temperature
16°C to 18°C
Decant Time
30 to 60 Minutes
Decant Type
Medium and Broad
Food Pairings
Beef, Cured-Meat, Hard-Cheese, Pork, Spicy-Food
Cuisine Recommendations
Indian

Vega Sicilia, Pintia 2016 750ml

118 SGD

Vega Sicilia, Pintia 2016 750ml

118 SGD