Ribera del Duero
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2013 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Cellar:||Dominio de Pingus|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Tempranillo, Tinto Fino|
|Ending Year For Optimal Consumption:||2016|
Pingus 2013 (Tempranillo and Tinto Fino)
TASTING NOTES OF Pingus 2013:
- View: Intense cherry red.
- Nose: elegant, toasty notes, jam, mature, complex and expressive black fruit.
- Mouth: powerful, rich, elegant, complex, round, fruity, silky tannins, elegant tannins, long finish.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.
VINEYARD: Dominio de Pingus
GRAPES: Tinto Fino.
PAIRING: Red meats, stews, rice, meats and fish.
TEMPERATURE: 16 °C
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
I tasted the 2013 Pingus one week before the wine was to be bottled, but one never knows. I tasted the 2012 under the same circumstances last year, and after my tasting, Peter Sisseck decided the wine needed some more time, so the élevage was extended and the bottling delayed. I was told this should be very close to the bottled version. The nose is aromatic, expressive and open, quite perfumed and subtle, with no traces of oak (the wine now ages in used barriques); even the spices are very much in the background. The Pingus vineyards behaved quite well in a difficult vintage, as great vineyards are a lot more homogeneous, so the vines are very balanced: the two vineyards used for Pingus, San Cristobal and Barroso, were planted in 1929 with two different massale selections. The palate is also approachable and gentle, with very good acidity and very fine tannins, elegance and character. I think there will be very few (or none!) wines in Ribera in 2013 like this Pingus. Well done! Three weeks later, I received an email letting me know that the wine had been bottled, so I proceeded to taste the bottle version, which showed what the sample promised. 2013 will be a vintage, that in Ribera del Duero, will show the differences of the work in the vineyards and what they do at Pingus clearly paid off. Even after the recent operation, the wine is harmonious and feels very balanced; there is no dizziness and it keeps the poise. A real triumph for the vintage. 6,600 bottles were filled at the end of July 2015.View more