Dominio de Pingus

Peter Sisseck

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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Quintanille de Onesimo
People: Peter Sisseck, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Items

Dominio de Pingus 2011 'Flor de Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO Login IWC 93 WA 91
Dominio de Pingus 2013 'Flor de Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO Login WA 92 AG 92 WS 92 In Stock
Dominio de Pingus 2013 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO (Wooden Box) Login AG 93 WA (96) Please inquire
Dominio de Pingus 2014 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO Login AG (90-92) In Stock
Dominio de Pingus (1.5 L) 2013 'Flor de Pingus' Login

Dominio de Pingus owner and winemaker, Peter Sisseck, has not looked back since he launched the inaugural 1995 vintage of Pingus to instant acclaim from Robert Parker and $200-a-bottle price tag. Working with carefully nurtured, ancient vines, and yields as low as half to a quarter of the finest red Grand Cru Burgundies he makes a maximum of 500 cases that are among the most sought-after in the world of fine wine. Aged in 100% new French Oak, this is the modern archetype of Ribera de Duero. The second wine Flor de Pingus, is a great relative value, and a good deal less scarce, particularly in years like 2002 when no first wine is produced. In short, these wines are exciting, modern and yet at their core very traditional and singular in their expression of ancient Tempranillo vines grown in sandy soils.

Reviews

  • Pingus 2011 'Flor de Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO
    International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 93 (10/1/2013)

    Inky ruby. Potent, mineral- and smoke-accented dark berry and violet scents show excellent clarity and lift. Silky and seamless in texture, offering sweet blackberry and boysenberry flavors and notes of spicecake and floral pastilles. Closes with strong thrust, appealing sweetness and sneaky, slow-mounting tannins. Very suave, even now, but this wine will be much better in another five to seven years.
  • Pingus 2011 'Flor de Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (8/14/2014)

    The 2011 Flor de Pingus is a ripe and powerful Flor that reached 15.5% alcohol in a very warm vintage. The wine is always a combination of 16 separate plots of Tempranillo from the village of La Horra, some young, and some old that are fermented individually in 4,000-liter stainless steel vats. In this ripe and powerful vintage that Sisseck compares with 2009, he decided to age the wine for 18 months in used French oak barrels. This shows riper than other 2011s from Sisseck (is it because it-s only Tempranillo?), with aromas of ripe plums, dark cherries, cinnamon and cloves with a slight lactic touch. The palate is full-bodied, lush and round, with plenty of glycerin, but fresh flavors and good balancing acidity. A powerful, slightly warm vintage of Flor. 70,000 bottles produced. Drink 2014-2017.
  • Pingus 2013 'Flor de Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (10/1/2015)

    The 2013 Flor de Pingus is a mosaic of different vineyards in the village of La Horra in Burgos, totaling some 35 hectares. As all these are estate vineyards, they were much better controlled than those used for PSI, and the wine shows it in a challenging vintage like this one. It has a slightly different profile from your average Ribera, with better freshness. The wine had only been in bottle for around one month, and the wine is open and expressive. There are some roasted aromas, black cherries, blackberries and plenty of spices with hints of smoke. It's also a lighter version of Flor, and whether this will be as long-lived as other vintages, it's still a question mark, as the extra acidity might give it a longer life than expected. In any case, give it some time in bottle to finish integrating the oak and drink over the next four-five years.
  • Pingus 2013 'Flor de Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO
    Vinous
    Rating: 92 (12/25/2015)

    Brilliant violet color. A heady bouquet displays scents of fresh raspberry, incense and rose pastille, with a spicy nuance adding lift. Stains the palate with red fruit liqueur and floral pastille flavors, with tangy acidity providing lift and focus. Youthfully firm tannins build through the clinging finish, which repeats the red fruit and floral qualities.
  • Pingus 2013 'Flor de Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (1/6/2016)

    Firm tannins corset a plush texture in this generous red. Black cherry, plum, cedar, spice and mineral flavors mingle, kept lively by fresh acidity. Plenty of stuffing here. Drink now through 2023.
  • Pingus 2013 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO (Wooden Box)
    Vinous
    Rating: 93 (12/1/2015)

    Inky purple. Sexy, high-pitched red berry and floral pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of Asian spices and minerals. Shows a highly appealing light touch, with sharply focused raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter with aeration. Supple tannins add grip to this distinctly suave and seamless blend, which leaves notes of raspberry preserves and candied rose behind.
  • Pingus 2013 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO (Wooden Box)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (96) (10/1/2015)

    The nose is aromatic, expressive and open, quite perfumed and subtle, with no traces of oak (the wine now ages in used barriques); even the spices are very much in the background. The Pingus vineyards behaved quite well in a difficult vintage, as great vineyards are a lot more homogeneous, so the vines are very balanced: the two vineyards used for Pingus, San Cristobal and Barroso, were planted in 1929 with two different massale selections. The palate is also approachable and gentle, with very good acidity and very fine tannins, elegance and character. I think there will be very few (or none!) wines in Ribera in 2013 like this Pingus. Well done!
  • Pingus 2014 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO
    Vinous
    Rating: (90-92) (12/1/2015)

    Smoky, highly perfumed dark berry and violet scents are complemented by hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering blackberry preserve and blueberry flavors that are given lift and spine by juicy acidity. In a silky, fruit-driven style, finishing with strong punch and spicy persistence. Supple tannins lend shape.