Ribera del Duero
Flor de Pingus 201475cl
Flor de Pingus 2019
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2014 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Cellar:||Dominio de Pingus|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Tinta Fina|
|Ending Year For Optimal Consumption:||2030|
Description of Flor de Pingus 2014
Flor de Pingus 2014 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Tinto Fino and Tinta Fina)
TASTING NOTES OF Flor de Pingus 2014:
- View: garnet with purple hues.
- Nose: oak, incense.
- Mouth: high acidity, medium tannins.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero
VINEYARD: Dominio de Pingus
GRAPES: Tinta Fina 90%, 6% and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot.
AGEING: too young for now. You need some time to reach their ideal point.
PREPARATION: 14 months in new French oak.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%.
How to serve
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 a pink flying saucer, Pingus is part of an elite club of top Spanish wine producers. Yields are incredibly low, the wines are extremely concentrated, allocation is miniscule. Crianza and Reserva wines are made from ancient, gnarled Tempranillo vines. Sisseck is said to be a genius in the vineyard, where pruning has become an artform.More about the Winery
The 2014 Flor de Pingus could very well be the finest vintage of this cuvée ever. It could be considered their 'village' wine, as all the grapes come from La Horra, from four different quarters (El Pino, Fuentearriba, Fuentenarro and Castillo); they are mostly old vines, as they have some 25 hectares of those in the village, mostly from the 1950s. In the future it will also have some grapes from younger vineyards they planted 'à l'ancien', with a massale selection of Amelia, riparia rootstocks, etc. The wine is very aromatic and expressive, floral and spicy, with the oak nicely folded into the fruit, which is ripe without excess, and the alcohol is also nicely disguised, as it's high but does not show. It's a powerful and full-bodied vintage for this cuvée, but keeping its approachability and appeal. The tannins are very fine and the finish quite remarkable. A mini-Pingus at a very different price.View more