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- Guía Peñín 97/100
- Parker score 99/100
INFORMATION OF INTEREST Pingus 2016
Colour: Garnet red with purple reflections, with a well and intense layer, attractive and bright.
Aroma: The nose is aromatic, high powered, perfumed and fragrant. Aroma of berries, roasted plum pudding.
Taste: Tasty and structured. Outstanding notes of coffee, roasted and mentally, along with reminiscences of black fruit (blackberries and plums). Tannic from its noble woods which will be polished in the evolution of this wine.
Ideal for dishes of high taste power, because of the structure and strength of this wine. Examples include rice with cod and black sausage, fillet of venison with sweet potato hash or grilled Argentine beef.
Pingus is Peter Sisseck, agronomist and winemaker born in 1962 in Copenhagen. Settled in Spain since 1990 and since then has managed to raise their wine to the imaginable highest levels of international recognition.
The creation of the winery Dominio de Pingus, in 1995, was a project that haunted Sisseck head from long ago. Previously, he worked with his uncle, Peter Vinding-Diers, who was one of the initiators of the "new wave" of white wines from Bordeaux in the cellars of Château Rahoul size, in the Graves. He also worked in California with the winemaker Zelma Zong. Despite their different points of view, the experience was very enriching for Peter Sisseck.
When it came to our country, first worked as a winemaker at Pesquera del Duero and later in his fiefdom, which he founded in 1995 in Quintanilla Onesimus (Valladolid), where he traces the wine Pingus.
Dominio de Pingus is part of the so-called garage wines. This wine from Ribera del Duero compose a few rows of new oak barrels (about 150), a simple press, a pair of wooden destinations and a steel tank. The low production makes it possible to practice his best in craftsmanship and quality.
Part of the secret of this wine is a fine Tinta Fina old grape, grown in an area of five hectares, plus a controlled selection.