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  • Country ranking ?

    80
  • Producer ranking ?

    16
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2018

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2015 is a very promising vintage for Ribera de Duero, one in which wine maker Peter Sisseck deliberately allowed a larger vintage yield to avoid over concentration. It was hot and dry, with old vines doing very well. The wine produced by Peter Sisseck in this vintage are both elegant and refined...

“2015 was a great vintage in Ribera del Duero. It was a vintage where many things came together.” Peter Sisseck

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100% Tempranillo. This is a wine that exhibits a very individual style, albeit bearing the Sisseck hallmark of purity and freshness. It is the product of 18 different vineyard sites, some older and some younger, vines with a very respectable average age of 35 years. 

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"Intense jet plum, this offers a smoky, savoury touch on the nose, allied to fresh, primary, grape must character and heady pepper notes. The palate is lovely, silky and rich in berried fruit with a hint of mocha and stony minerals, all refreshed by gentle acidity. The finish is soft and rather endearing, with an attractive, perfumed finish."Recommended drinking from 2019 – 2025+. Producers notes.

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The 2015 Flor de Pingus is produced with a majority of grapes from vineyards in La Horra, a total of 30.8 hectares of vineyards in different zones of the village, so it's their village bottling from different soils. The different quarters (El Pino, Fuentearriba, Fuentenarro and Castillo) are fermented separately. Sisseck has replanted some plots as they were done before: with riparia roots planted earlier and grafted to a massal selection two years after. He was able to do this in Hacienda Monasterio when he arrived, but these new plantings are not yet in production. So, Flor de Pingus is all old vines fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts (he hasn't needed to use selected yeasts since 2001 or so, and always in special circumstances) and matured in oak barrels, mostly used and some of different sizes. 2015 is a powerful, warm and ripe year, where the secret was to be able to harvest early to keep the freshness; Sisseck feared the year could have been another 2011, but he managed much fresher wines. The nose is very harmonious and shows no heat, and the palate is terribly balanced, with refined tannins, silky and in a way exuberant (rather than rough), ripe but suave and with enough freshness. It has the Ribera del Duero character and is also faithful to the vintage and grape, with great precision. All in all, a great vintage of Flor de Pingus, with power and elegance. Some 90,000 bottles were filled in June 2017. This should age effortlessly in bottle.

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Origin

Castile-León, Ribera del Duero

Vintage Quality

Excellent

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