Dominio de Pingus 2011 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO

Dominio de Pingus 2011 'Pingus' Ribera Del Duero DO

Item Number: 6904

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Vintage: 2011
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

2011 marks the third of a trilogy of similar vintages in Ribera and, just like Priorat, the 2011s seem to fall somewhere in-between the luscious 2009s and the more structured 2010s. 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.

Reviews

  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 94 (10/1/2013)

    Inky purple. An exotic, expressive bouquet displays scents of blueberry, black cherry, violet, licorice and Asian spices, with a subtle smoky nuance in the background. Offers an array of densely packed black and blue fruit and floral flavors that are enlivened by bright minerality. Shows outstanding clarity and energy on the intense, lingering finish.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (94-96) (8/1/2012)

    The 2011 Pingus has a gorgeous, pure black cherry, cassis and blueberry scented bouquet interlaced by orange blossom and apricot. The oak is beautifully assimilated into the aromatic profile. The palate is full-bodied with a decadent entry. The tannins are ripe and rounded, imparting great tension and focus. There is both dimension and grace to this formidable Pingus that should blossom once it finishes its gestation. This is an outstanding Ribera del Duero wine. Drink 2020-2035+.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95 (8/14/2014)

    As with all the 2011s, the 2011 Pingus is riper, with never-seen-before alcohol levels (15.5%), but the wine feels extremely balanced. As usual, the highly-selected grapes were fermented in 2,000-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts and aged for 22 months in second-and third-fill barrels. It is ripe and exuberant, with notes of violets, spices (curry!), smoky peat and umami-like meat-broth aromas. The palate is full-bodied, glyceric with sophisticated tannins, but plenty of them, so they need to calm down a little. I believe there will be a lot of people who will really love this 2011, it's showy and exuberant. 6,000 bottles produced. Drink 2016-2020.