Dominio de Pingus 2016 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO

Dominio de Pingus 2016 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO

Item Number: 12363

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Peter’s emphasis on biodynamic viticulture and his diminished usage of new wood has resulted in wines that get more elegant and refined with each vintage.

Winemaking Notes: No fining or filtration. Minimal rackings. 100% destemming. Aged 18 months in mix of old and new barrique. Pingus has been Biodynamic since 2000.

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.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 98-100 (8/31/2018)

    I tasted an unbottled sample of the 2016 Pingus, which is still in barrel and due for bottling in August 2018. The different barrels had already been blended and put into the same barrels after the last racking three days before I encountered it. It has all the baby fat and is tender and primary, but you can sense the harmony and subtleness, the freshness and elegance it should develop, as the Ribera perfume is already incipient there. I couldn't help but think of the 1996, one of my favorite years. It's less concentrated than the 2015. It's also a little less ripe, and it probably has a tad less alcohol and more power. It's solid, but at the same time, it feels weightless; it has the inner strength and the subtleness of a ballerina. There should be some 7,000 bottles of this. This 21st vintage of Pingus might be one of the best ever, a modern version of the 1996...