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Dominio de Pingus 'Pingus' 2019

$1,079
  • Description
  • Tasting Notes
  • Winery
  • Both the Pingus and the Flor de Pingus vineyards are located in the La Horra sub-zone of Ribera del Duero. Pingus is selected from two old parcels, Barroso (2.5 ha) & San Cristobal (1.5 ha), both planted in 1929. Proprietor, Peter Sisseck, was an early convert to Biodynamics in the early 2000s. He has today a dairy farm where the composts and preparations can be produced. All harvesting is by hand. The fermentations start spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in upright wooden fermenters, and he racks only the minimum necessary during élevage. 

    • Vintage: 2019
    • Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero
    • Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
    • Aging period: 18-24 months oak barrels. .
    • Oak: 2nd passage barrels. 
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    James Suckling, 99 pts

    "Ripe-berry, black-cherry, black-mushroom and violet aromas. Some stone and dry-earth undertones. Full-bodied and very long with and extremely fine, silky texture and a finish that goes on for minutes. The depth and texture of this wine is truly breathtaking. Another world-class Pingus. Try after 2025, when the tannins will have softened and the wine will be opening up."

    Robert Parker, 99 pts

    "I tasted the bottled 2019 Pingus two weeks after bottling. Even at this early stage and after the operation, the wine is super harmonious and elegant. They really outdid themselves here and produced an amazingly fresh, aromatic and harmonious wine in a warm vintage. It's incredibly textured, with refined, very fine-grained and chalky tannins. It's very balanced, and there's no excess of anything; it has 14% alcohol, perfect ripeness and a velvety mouthfeel. It gets more floral with time in the glass, getting nuanced and really interesting. It delivers what the barrel sample promised one year ago, when the wine already surprised me. I think the word that best describes this wine is precision—it's clean, focused, balanced and delineated. Bravo! 7,900 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2021.."

     

  •  Dominio de Pingus

    While other Spanish wines have achieved international recognition, Pingus is one of the very few that has joined the ranks of the world’s most coveted wines. Like Coche-Dury’s Corton-Charlemagne, Ch. Rayas, or Giacomo Conterno’s Monfortino, Pingus is known and revered wherever great wine is discussed. Like those other esteemed names, Pingus has a quality that is often lacking in today’s “modern” wines—a sense of utter individuality. There is no other wine in the world today that shares Pingus’ unique signature. And, ultimately, that singularity is one of the fundamental requirements for great wine.

    Pingus is produced by the visionary Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck. Peter arrived in Spain in 1993 to manage a new project, Hacienda Monasterio. While planting and developing Monasterio, he began to dream about the old vines he saw dotted around the Ribera del Duero landscape. By the 1995 vintage, Peter had found a group of old vines that spurred him to embark on his own project. He called it “Pingus,” after his childhood nickname. One can only imagine what the reactions were like when Peter showed up in Bordeaux at the March 1996 en primeur tastings. Yet, by the end of the week, Pingus was perhaps the greatest story of that season’s futures campaign. Robert Parker announced the wine on the back cover of his Wine Advocate, bestowing an unheard of 96-100-point score. The world took notice, and Pingus was on its way.