Flor de Pingus 2012
Dominio de Pingus (Ribera del Duero)
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Technical sheet · Flor de Pingus
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2012 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León,Spain)|
|Winery:||Dominio de Pingus|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Tempranillo (80%), Tinto Fino (100%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Merlot (10%)|
|Pairing:||StartersMeatFishVealSoups and stewsHam and sausagesCheeseOxHard cheeseJamon Iberico|
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Description · Dominio de Pingus
Flor de Pingus 2012 (Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)
- View: Flor de Pingus 2012 has a cherry, garnet rim.
- Nose: On the nose aromas are complex, spicy, ripe fruit, creamy oak, toasted
- Mouth: The wine is balanced, powerful, rich, ripe tannins, toasted
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Ribera del Duero
WINERY: Dominio de Pingus S. L.
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinto Fino, Merlot, Tempranillo
Dominio de Pingus
Pingus is a very new and hugely successful winery in Ribera del Duero. Run by a young, Danish born renowned winemaker, Peter Sisseck, the winery has produced astonishing results (and prices) in a very short period of time. Located in a winery said by John Radford, Spanish wine expert, to resemble...
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Experts · Flor de Pingus 2012
Robert Parker: 93/100 (Flor de Pingus 2012)The 2012 Flor de Pingus is produced with the fruit from 16 plots of vineyards in La Horra (Burgos) which are vinified by plot in small, 4,000-liter stainless steel vats mostly with indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in barrels (50% new, 50% second-use) where the wine aged for 16-18 months. It-s again an austere closed red, with a shy nose that needs pulling. What you get is very harmonious and elegant, no exuberance here, but classical proportions, perfectly integrated oak and superb balance. A very worthy version of Flor, a wine that has grown a lot since the initial vintages. 60,000 bottles. Drink 2014-2017. I had a relaxed and superb tasting with Peter Sisseck, where we had time to discuss the wines and Ribera del Duero in general as Sisseck is now part of the Consejo Regulador. It was also a great learning experience as he showed me some experimental wines that resulted in adjustments from the 2012 vintage onward, and a big jump in precision for the wines, with the yet unbottled 2012 Pingus verging on perfection. He explained the range of wines he produces as it follows: PSI is the regional wine, Flor de Pingus is the village, and Pingus is the Cru. PSI is the newer wine in the lineup and the one that might require more explanation. In 2007, a difficult vintage in Ribera del Duero, he lost quite a lot of grapes for Flor de Pingus because of a big hailstorm, so he had to look for grapes he could purchase. He then realized how much Ribera had grown: from 6,000 hectares in 1985 to 9,000 hectares in 1990 and more than 22,000 hectares today! There is a big surplus of grapes, so the grapes from old vineyards are not valued. He decided that he wanted to support the people who were keeping their old vineyards and not ripping them up, or going to younger vines and high yields. He purchased their grapes, paid a fair price and produced PSI with them. Besides tasting extensively and slowly, I retasted 2010 Pingus and I also had the chance to preview the 2013 Pingus (clean, pure, with great acidity, but still too young) plus some experimental cuvees, some of which might see the light in the future. They have never produced better wines at Pingus. Bravo!
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Posted on 26/11/15 at 09.28
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I would not recommend to drink it alone. It's best when paired.
To drink in good company.
Posted on 27/10/14 at 09.28
- View: Flor de Pingus 2012 shows a color covered cherry, garnet rim, thin layer and high tear running slowly and nicely tinted.
- Nose: The nose features a ripe fruit with a clear predominance of black forest berries (blackberries) compote, toasted well marked and need further polished barrels but are pleasant and even something creamy, fine tannins present, intense spicy notes (pepper), hints of clove and some incense, either fresh balsamic notes that combine with soft licorosas sensations, power is increased nose with notes of minerality and fine soil background.
- Mouth: The palate has a good input power and initial astringency marks the beginning of an intense journey, rugged and toasty even tame tannins, tasty, sweet, large, good acidity, licorosas notes that give a lot of freshness, spiced fine , minty notes, good texture and good persistence. Final long aftertaste of ripe fruit and smoky aftertaste.
Too recent a vintage to enjoy it just as it exits the market.
PAIRING: Roast Pork, Roasts, Large game, cured cheeses, Iberian Ham, Beef
GRAPES: Tinto Fino
CELLAR: Dominio de Pingus
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