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Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2019

$105
  • 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 months oak barrels. .
    • Oak: French Oak barrels (30% new). 
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    James Suckling, 97 pts

    "Blackberries, black cherries and hot crushed stones with cement and black licorice. Subtle yet complex aromas. Medium to full body and an exquisite texture, with intense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The verve and mouth-feel is luxurious and captivating. This is very structured. Try after 2024."

    Robert Parker, 94 pts

    "The 2019 Flor de Pingus is marginally riper than the PSI and Pingus from the same vintage but still shows the freshness and finesse the cask sample showed a little over one year ago. The wine has more concentration than the 2018, and it has absorbed the oak quite well. They use maybe 20% new barrels for the élevage here. It has abundant, fine-grained tannins. It's a powerful vintage of flor, reflecting the solar vintage, but still keeping the poise, harvesting early and fermenting at low temperature.."

     

  •  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.