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  • Country ranking ?

    41
  • Producer ranking ?

    11
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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Dominio de Pingus was established in 1995 by Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck. It is situated in the La Horra area of the Ribera del Duero region. The wine produced, Pingus, is considered a "cult wine", sold at extremely high prices while remaining very inaccessible.

On the estate's winemaking philosophies, Sisseck has stated, "The vines in my plots are very old. They have never been fertilised nor treated with pesticides and all grow following the traditional en vaso system. They are perfect."
The first vintage of Pingus was 1995. The production of this wine is always very limited, in 1995 it was only 325 cases. Yields as low as half to a quarter of the finest red Grand Cru Burgundies. Of the annual production of Pingus there is typically less than 500 cases, though in poor vintages no Pingus is made.

Pingus is the first wine to transcend traditional Spanish winemaking. In it Peter Sisseck has created a modern archetype of Ribera de Duero. With only a few vintages released, Pingus is already part of an elite club of top Spanish wine producers whose wines combine a true sense of their origins with fiercely singular personalities.

Pingus is undoubtedly world-class and helped to confirm the Ribera del Duero as a match to any of the traditional European appellations. This is nevertheless a distinctly Spanish wine.



Soil: limestone-rich clay and gravel

Production area: 4 ha

Grape varieties: 100% Tempranillo

Average age of vines: 70 years

Harvest method: hand picked

Winemaking: no fining or filtration, minimal rackings. Pingus has been biodynamic since 2000

Ageing: 18-20 months in new oak barrique

 

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Pingus – Dominio de Pingus

Dominio de Pingus was established in 1995 by Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck. It is situated in the La Horra area of the Ribera del Duero region. The wine produced, Pingus, is considered a "cult wine", sold at extremely high prices while remaining very inaccessible.

On the estate's winemaking philosophies, Sisseck has stated, "The vines in my plots are very old. They have never been fertilised nor treated with pesticides and all grow following the traditional en vaso system. They are perfect."
The first vintage of Pingus was 1995. The production of this wine is always very limited, in 1995 it was only 325 cases. Yields as low as half to a quarter of the finest red Grand Cru Burgundies. Of the annual production of Pingus there is typically less than 500 cases, though in poor vintages no Pingus is made.

Pingus is the first wine to transcend traditional Spanish winemaking. In it Peter Sisseck has created a modern archetype of Ribera de Duero. With only a few vintages released, Pingus is already part of an elite club of top Spanish wine producers whose wines combine a true sense of their origins with fiercely singular personalities.

Pingus is undoubtedly world-class and helped to confirm the Ribera del Duero as a match to any of the traditional European appellations. This is nevertheless a distinctly Spanish wine.



Soil: limestone-rich clay and gravel

Production area: 4 ha

Grape varieties: 100% Tempranillo

Average age of vines: 70 years

Harvest method: hand picked

Winemaking: no fining or filtration, minimal rackings. Pingus has been biodynamic since 2000

Ageing: 18-20 months in new oak barrique


Dominio de Pingus
Hospital s/n
47350 Quintanilla de Onésimo (Valladolid)
Spain

Tel. + 34 983 680189
Fax + 34 983 484020

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Healthy

ending

Long, Flavorful and Lingering

flavors

Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Vanilla, Cherry and Plum

nose

Complex, Opulent, Ripe and Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Full-bodied, Firm, Rich, Vigor and Drying tannins

Verdict

nice but not special and Impressive

Written Notes

The first vintage of Pingus. This could be Peter Sisseck’s ‘dream come true’ incarnation. Tinta Fina grapes for this wine come from 5 ha of vineyards with vines over 60 years old. Very deep, ruby intense colour. Powerful toasty nose with concentrated ripe fruitiness. Complex aromas of ripe wild strawberries and plums, coffee, spices, bacon, and violets. Full-bodied rich, velvety texture on palate with moderately high acidity, intense firm tannins, very rich dark fruitiness, and toasty spiciness. All in great balance topped with great length and huge concentration. This wine has not yet shown its full potential.
  • 95p

Dafür zeigte der 1995 Pingus wieder in absoluter Weltklasse-Form. Superdichte, junge Farbe, konzentrierte, dunkelbeerige Frucht mit Minze, am Gaumen enorm kraft- und druckvoller Auftritt mit irrer Länge. Ein Riese, einfach perfekt - WT100

  • 100p
Deep, dark, purple youthful colour. Rich and voluptuous nose of blue berries, boysenberries, dark chocolate and vegetal notes. The nuances increase over time with liquorice and tobacco complementing the layered character. Full-bodied with ripe fruitiness and smooth firm tannins. Intense and mineral wine with impressive body-weight and length.
  • 96p
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Origin

Castile-León, Ribera del Duero

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