Flor de Pingus 2011 ~ Dominio de Pingus ~ 93-95RP View full size

Flor de Pingus 2011 ~ Dominio de Pingus ~ 93-95RP

DOMINIO DE PINGUS FLOR DE PINGUS 2011 ~ 100% Tinto Fino / Tempranillo ~ 15.5% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

93-95RP / 95PÑ / 93IWC

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Dominio de Pingus
Peter Sisseck
DO Ribera del Duero

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"The 2011 Flor de Pingus demonstrates wonderful purity on the nose, perhaps more feminine and wily than the 2010 with luscious raspberry, blackberry and forest floor notes. The palate is full-bodied with filigree tannins and a little more volume than the 2010. It seems generous and very supple at this early juncture with a caressing, peppery finish that is extremely well focused. The 2011 has awesome potential and I cannot wait to taste this after two or three years in bottle."

93-95 Points | Neal Martin | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #202 | August 2012


"Inky ruby. Potent, mineral- and smoke-accented dark berry and violet scents show excellent clarity and lift. Silky and seamless in texture, offering sweet blackberry and boysenberry flavors and notes of spicecake and floral pastilles. Closes with strong thrust, appealing sweetness and sneaky, slow-mounting tannins. Very suave, even now, but this wine will be much better in another five to seven years."

93 Points | Josh Raynolds | Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar | September/October 2013


Dominio de Pingus is located in the La Horra region of Ribera del Duero. Owner/winemaker, Peter Sisseck, an oenologist originally from Denmark, started the estate in 1995. There are currently 3 wines produced, Flor de Pingus, a single barrel cuvee called Amelia which began in 2003, and the flagship Pingus. In a normal vintage there are usually about 4000 cases of Flor de Pingus, 500 cases of Pingus, and 25 cases of Amelia. Flor de Pingus is sourced from a number of small parcels located in the La Horra zone. The vines are all over 35 years of age and have been farmed biodynamically since 2005.They are either owned or rented by Peter Sisseck, so Flor de Pingus always comes from the same pieces of ground. In that sense it is not a second wine but there is no question that is a very close approximation of Pingus at a fraction of the price. That makes it a relative bargain in the scheme of things. The wine is 100% Tempranillo typically aged for 14 months in new French barriques. The first vintage of Pingus was in 1995. The estate has been biodynamically farmed since 2000 and, according to Sisseck, has never been treated with fertilizer or pesticides. The Pingus vines are all at least 65 years of age and yields are typically under 1 ton per acre. The wines, made from 100% Tempranillo, are bottled without fining or filtration.

  • Drink: 2014 - 2027
  • Production: ca. 70.000 bottles
  • Treatment: 18 months in used French oak (Darnajou and Taransaud).