Dominio de Pingus
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.