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2017 PSI, Ribera del Duero Dominio de Pingus

Rött vin från Ribera del Duero

Pingus 3:e vin
Distrikt Ribera del Duero
Druvor Tempranillo
Årgång 2017
Vatten MINVINO NO 4 PASSAR TILL KRAFTFULLA & SMAKRIKA RÖDA VINER exempelvis en klassisk Rioja eller Chateauneuf de Pape
Fyllighet 10
Fruktsyra 10
Strävhet 10
Tillverkare Dominio de Pingus
Artikelnr P106
Lagerstatus 12
I Lager
Avnjutes mellan 2022 - 2030
Per flaska Per låda
(Antal flaskor / låda: 6)

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Gassås Wine

I had a relaxed and superb tasting with Peter Sisseck, where we had time to discuss the wines and Ribera del Duero in general as Sisseck is now part of the Consejo Regulador. It was also a great learning experience as he showed me some experimental wines that resulted in adjustments from the 2012 vintage onward, and a big jump in precision for the wines, with the yet unbottled 2012 Pingus verging on perfection. He explained the range of wines he produces as it follows: PSI is the regional wine, Flor de Pingus is the village, and Pingus is the Cru. PSI is the newer wine in the lineup and the one that might require more explanation. In 2007, a difficult vintage in Ribera del Duero, he lost quite a lot of grapes for Flor de Pingus because of a big hailstorm, so he had to look for grapes he could purchase. He then realized how much Ribera had grown: from 6,000 hectares in 1985 to 9,000 hectares in 1990 and more than 22,000 hectares today! There is a big surplus of grapes, so the grapes from old vineyards are not valued. He decided that he wanted to support the people who were keeping their old vineyards and not ripping them up, or going to younger vines and high yields. He purchased their grapes, paid a fair price and produced PSI with them. Besides tasting extensively and slowly, I retasted 2010 Pingus and I also had the chance to preview the 2013 Pingus (clean, pure, with great acidity, but still too young) plus some experimental cuvees, some of which might see the light in the future. They have never produced better wines at Pingus. Bravo!

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Pingus Domain  –  Icon of modern Spanish winemaking

Pingus Domain is a very small winery located in located in Quintanilla de Onésimo in Valladolid province with vineyards in La Horra area of the Ribera del Duero region.

Danish agronomist Peter Sisseck, founder of Pingus Domain. After learning winemakeing i Bordeaux, he arrived in Ribera de Duero in 1990. He purchased several ancient vineyards, planted in 1929, with thee aim of making an honest wine in capturing the essence of the terroir through old indigenous vines. 

In 1995, with a very limited production, the first vintage  Pingus was bottled. Named after Peter’s childhood nickname, Pingus made history. For the first time a Spanish wine was lifted to the podium of the World’s 100 best wines by the respected Wine Advocate with the high score of 98 points!

In 1996, Peter acquired another 32 hectares and made the wine, Flor de Pingus, made from several rented parcels of old Tempranillo.

Since 2001, he has employed biodynamic viticulture to capture a healthier balance in his vineyards. 

The wines after 1995 have often been rated among the highest in Spain and have a cult following. Not even representing 1% of all the wine produced under the umbrella of the Ribera de Duero Denomination of Origin, the artisanal elaboration and the low production, makes Pingus one of the scarcest and exclusive wines in Spain.