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Dominio de Pingus
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Top Vintages Produced:
1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Pingus, Flor de Pingus, Ribera del Duero 'Amelia’ – Denominación de Origen
Pingus – First Wine: 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Flor de Pingus – Second Wine: 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Ribera del Duero 'Amelia' – 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Pingus is a relatively new, yet hugely successful, winery established in 1995 by the Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck.
Situated in the Ribera del Duero region of northern Spain, the wines are made entirely from old-vine Tempranillo (known
locally as Tinto Fino) which is grown on three separate plots.
Having already made a name for himself as winemaker at Hacienda Monasterio, Sisseck's aim is to produce wines that are
distinctly Spanish and true to the local history and environment. The wines are 100% organic and, since 2000, have also
been farmed biodynamically.
After receiving a 98-point score for the inaugural release of Pingus, Sisseck’s wines have gained a prestigious reputation
in a very short period of time. The severely restricted yields mean that only small amounts of the wine are produced each
year: on average only 500 cases of Pingus and 4,000 cases of Flor de Pingus are released each vintage. (read more)
Viticulture and Vinification
Sisseck's true genius is expressed in his ability to bring forth the minerality from the calcareous clay and
sandy soils of his vineyards. His insistence on nurturing ancient Tinto Fino vines back to health without fertiliser
or pesticide treatments has proven quite successful. The amount of fruit produced from each of the vines (which are
all at least 65 years of age) has become further reduced since biodynamic practices were introduced, and only 9 to
20 hectolitres are produced per hectare.
Pingus is typically aged for 14 months in 100% new French oak barriques, resulting in wines with dark dense colour,
intense perfume and a tiered, elegant palate. The wines are all bottled without fining or filtration.
Since 2003, a single-barrel cuvée 'Amelia' has been made from a plot of 100 year old vines. Only 25 cases of this
wine are produced each year.
- Pingus – Denominación de Origen
- Flor de Pingus – Denominación de Origen
- Ribera del Duero 'Amelia’ – Denominación de Origen
Tempranillo (Tinto Fino) is the only variety planted and utilised.
- Pingus – First Wine: 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
- Flor de Pingus – Second Wine: 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
- Ribera del Duero 'Amelia' – 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Order top vintages of Dominio de Pingus
- Pingus 2008: (99 JM)
"It is a complete, virtually seamless wine that might one day achieve perfection..." – Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate
- Pingus 2005: (99 JM)
"Complexity, terrific volume and richness on the palate, and a lengthy, pure finish..." – Jay Miller,
The Wine Advocate
- Pingus 2004: (100 JM)
"Dense, rich, and seamless, this is a complete, harmonious offering..." – Jay Miller,
The Wine Advocate