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Dominio de Pingus

Flor de Pingus


WINE 77



WORLD FAMOUS WINE FROM PETER SISSECK


Since 2011, Peter Sisseck has been striving for the juiciness and finesse of the wines rather than the violent and imposing, and this means that the wines are starting to open up to the delights a little earlier than before, and that the fruit is likely to stay fresh even longer.
A very aromatic almost flowering wine where the fresh red cherries and black blackberries blend beautifully with the sweet and smoky notes from the dish. Powerful and full-bodied, but carried forward by an underlying fresh, salty minerality which in a subtle way makes the spectacular tannins glide into the background.
Flor de Pingus is in many ways a mirror of big brother Pingus, and the quality and style differences are far smaller than the price difference indicates. Especially in the first years after its release, which back in 2008 led Robert Parker's then-husband in Spain Jay Miller to conclude that "In the price / quality sweepstakes, this might be Spain's finest wine."


VERDENSKENDT KULTVIN FRA PETER SISSECK


Peter Sisseck har siden 2011 efterstræbt saftigheden og finessen i vinene frem for det voldsomme og imposante, og det betyder, at vinene begynder at lukke op for herlighederne lidt tidligere end før, og at frugten sandsynligvis vil forblive frisk endnu længere.

En meget aromatisk nærmest blomstrende vin hvor de friske røde kirsebær og sorte brombær smelter smukt sammen med de søde og røgfyldte noter fra fadet. Kraftfuld og fyldig, men båret frem af en underliggende frisk, salt mineralitet som på underfundig vis får de spektakulære tanniner til at glide i baggrunden.

Flor de Pingus er på mange måder et spejl af storebror Pingus, og kvalitets- og stilforskellene er langt mindre end det prisforskellen indikerer. Især i de første år efter frigivelsen, hvilket tilbage i 2008 fik Robert Parkers daværende mand i Spanien Jay Miller til at konkludere, at "In the price/quality sweepstakes, this might be Spain's finest wine."


FACTS


Country: Spain

Region: Ribera del Duero

Winery: Dominio de Pingus

Year: 2016

Type: Red

Grapes: Tempranillo

Alcohol: 15%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


ABOUT THE WINERY


DOMINIO DE PINGUS


As you know, this is the most famous Danish fingerprint in the world of wine, and few other Spanish wines - if any - have achieved such great international recognition as Pingus. Thus, Pingus is one of the very few wines that in recent times has been added to the range of the world's most coveted wines.
Peter came to Spain in 1993 to lead a new project financed by Danish investors. He got a big bag of money to develop the Hacienda Monasterio in Ribera del Duero into a patterned vineyard, but at the same time, in his spare time, he tinkered with his own small project based on bought Tempranillo grapes from a few small plots with old vines not far away. from the vineyards that cast the substance the legend Vega Sicilia is created of.
The project was named "Pingus" which was Peter's nickname in childhood, and when he showed up with a couple of test bottles of the firstborn 1995s at Corney & Barrow in London in March 1996, a legend was born.
Peter's determined decision to jump into the world of wine stems from his childhood visit to Bordeaux with his uncle Peter Vinding-Diers. Here he was fascinated by the elements that are part of the job at a winery, and although Pingus to that extent possesses Spanish temperament, the inspiration for the wine was and is taken from Bordeaux.


Dette er som bekendt det mest berømte danske fingeraftryk i vinens verden, og få andre spanske vine - om nogen - har opnået så stor international anerkendelse som Pingus. Således er Pingus en af de meget få vine, der i nyere tid er blevet føjet til rækken af verdens mest eftertragtede vine.

Peter kom til Spanien i 1993 for at lede et nyt projekt finansieret af danske investorer. Han fik en stor pose penge til at udvikle Hacienda Monasterio i Ribera del Duero til et mønster vinbrug, men sideløbende med det puslede han i sin sparsomme fritid med sit eget lille projekt funderet på købte Tempranillo druer fra et par små parceller med gamle vinstokke ikke langt fra de vinmarker der støber det stof legenden Vega Sicilia er skabt af.

Projektet fik navnet "Pingus" som var Peters kælenavn i barndommen, og da han dukkede op med et par prøveflasker af den førstefødte 1995'er hos Corney & Barrow i London i marts 1996 blev en legende født.

Peters faste beslutning om at springe ud i vinens verden stammer fra hans barndoms besøg i Bordeaux hos onklen Peter Vinding-Diers. Her lod han sig fascinere af de elementer der indgår i jobbet på en vingård, og selvom Pingus i den grad besidder spansk temperament var og er inspirationen til vinen hentet i Bordeaux.


General grape descriptions



Tempranillo


For a long time Tempranillo was ignored by the outside world as a slightly rustic northern Spanish grape of strictly local appeal. It was in the mid 1990s when I was granted my one and only audience with the Gallos in northern California that I realised the grape was now of international interest. Almost as soon as I had sunk into the crimson velour depths of the company limo I was interrogated about my thoughts on Tempranillo. Clearly the world's biggest wine company had it in their sights.

Until the 1990s most red rioja tasted more of oak than grapes. The traditional way of making rioja – ageing for years and years in small, vanilla-scented American oak barrels – disguised Tempranillo's own flavour. But since bodegas in Rioja have seriously begun to age their wines for much shorter periods in French oak, and also to export young (Joven) unoaked wines, wine lovers the world over have started to come to grips with the essence of Tempranillo itself.