Dominio de Pingus 2016 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO
Item Number: 12363
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
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. There is no other wine in the world, let alone Spain, that is quite like Pingus, and that singularity is one of the fundamental requirements for great wine. It balances otherworldly richness with a rare sense of elegance.
Fruit Source: A selection of old vine Tempranillo from two ancient La Horra vineyards: Barroso (2.5ha) and San Cristobal (1.5ha).
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are 100% destemmed. Pingus ferments with native yeast in open-top wood tanks. It ages for 18-24 months in 2nd passage barrels with minimal rackings. Peter credits 15+ years of biodynamic farming for Pingus’ unique texture and personality, and for allowing him to cut the percentage of new wood employed to zero. The wine is not fined or filtered before bottling. The addition of sulfites is as low as possible and changes depending on vintage.
About the Estate: 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. Peter’s vision was to push Tempranillo to its upper limits. Since 2001, he has employed biodynamic viticulture to capture a healthier balance in his vineyards.