Pingus 2017

D.O.C. Ribera Del Duero Fine red 15 % 2017
1.045,00 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

Pingus 2017 Technical Sheet

Type of Wine: Red

Brand: Pingus

Grape variety: Tempranillo

Bottle type:

Capacity (cl): 75               

Graduation (% vol.): 15,5

Cellar: Pingus domain

Regions: Denomination of Origin Rioja

Barrel type: French oak

Permanence in Barrel: 20 months

Operating temperature : 16º C. 

Population:Quintanilla de Onesimo

General information

Dominio de Pingus is a small winery in the DO Ribera del Duero, founded by Danish agronomist and winemaker Peter Sisseck. They work in an absolutely artisanal way, looking for a very low production, focusing on achieving excellent results in each of their wines.

The result of this is Pingus, today one of the most sought-after and coveted wines in the world.

The grapes come from select old vines between 50 and 70 years of age of the Tinta de Toro variety. It is a question of a few plots of very little production and of only 5 hectares of extension in the towns of Pesquera and Roa.

The grapes are harvested manually and only those grains that are at the optimum ripening point are selected, which will give the wine a very special character, with a lot of fruit concentration.

Pingus undergoes a completely natural fermentation, thus maintaining the aroma and flavor of the grape before going to the barrels where it will carry out its malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes Pingus

The 2017 vintage has been characterized by being warm and dry. The water reserves started low and became more acute in July and August, where it was extremely dry except for some heavy rains towards the beginning of the harvest. But without a doubt what marked the year was the frost that affected a large part of the Ribera del Duero on April 28, just after the overflow and with a weak vegetable mass. It marked the vegetative and flowering growth for the whole year with production losses between 70% and 80%.
This accident was followed by very warm months of June and July. Due to the disadvantages of the vintage, the grape produced has been of a smaller size. And according to Peter Sisseck "an early harvest, with ripe aromas, great extract and low acidity" Regarding the PSI, due to the great frost that occurred in Ribera de Duero, they have had to look for new areas that are within the DO like Burgos and Soria.