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DO Ribera del Duero, Dominio de Pingus, 2018

750 ml
Assortment Baur au Lac Vins20
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Article nr. 37039718


The flagship of Danish star oenologist Peter Sisseck and a legend with just under 7000 bottles a year. Founded in 1995 in the Ribera del Duero, the garage wine quickly became the most sought-after and most expensive cult wine in Spain. The Dominio de Pingus comprises only 4 hectares of vines, which are cultivated biodynamically. After harvesting the fully ripe grapes from old vines, they are fermented in large wooden barrels and steel tanks and then aged in French barriques - surprisingly, there are no new oak barrels in the cellar. Extremely concentrated and at the same time amazingly elegant - a combination that only Peter Sisseck brings to the glass.


Origin: Spanien / Castilla y León / Ribera del Duero
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Châteaubriand, Filet Wellington, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Wild specialities
Vinification: fermentation in wooden barrel
Maturation: in used barriques
Bottling: no filtration
Maturation duration: 20 months
Volume: 15.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites


Spain – Variety and perfection

“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.

The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.


Castilla y León

Castile and León: Increasing diversity

Only 30 years ago, the autonomous region of Castile and León was an almost blank spot on the European wine list. This has changed immensely thanks to three grape varieties. The Tempranillo variety yields feisty, strong wines in Ribera del Duero and Toro. And Bierzo, the small wine area in the region's northwest, has experienced an impressive ascent, thanks to the character-laden Mencia variety. Finally, the fresh and fruity Verdelho pressings from Rueda have become the most successful Spanish white wines.


Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero: Spanish temperament in a glass

The Tempranillo grape yields a particularly powerful wine with ripe berry fruit and alluring spice in the Ribera del Duero region, where it is called Tinta del País. It is no wonder that the region is seen internationally as a flagship for Spanish red wines. The designation of origin was first introduced in 1982. At the time, only few wineries existed; today, there are over 270. Many premium wines come from exceptionally old vines, sometimes over 80 years old.


Dominio de Pingus

The first Pingus was bottled in 1995. This limited production wine from Ribera del Duero made history with a legendary rating from Robert Parker Junior (1998): "One of the greatest young red wines I have ever tasted." The vintage is also at the centre of a somewhat mythical-sounding story – the freighter carrying a quarter of the limited production sank off the Azores, with the wine ending up in Davy Jones's locker at the bottom of the sea.


Peter Sisseck, alias Pingus

Peter Sisseck, alias Pingus, was born in Copenhagen in 1962. His uncle, oenologist Peter Vinding-Diers who managed Château Rahoul in Bordeaux, awakened Peter's interest in wine at an early age. The 21-year-old subsequently learned winemaking from him.

Grape varieties


Iberian Native

The Tempranillo is the emblem of Spain. With its juicy cherry fruit, crisp tannins, and its notes of leather and spices, it gives the Rioja its face. In the Ribera del Duero, it is known as Tinta del país. Here it turns out focused and muscular. As it has inhabited the Iberian Peninsula for centuries, it is known under countless synonyms. Across the border in Portugal, it is called Tinta Roriz, and lends colour and body to port wine. It also plays an important role in the booming wine scene of the Douro Valley. The Tempranillo owes its name to its early maturity – "temprano" in Spanish means "early". Tip: do it like they do in Spain and enjoy it with lamb.

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