Peter Sisseck's Second Baby  "Flor de Pingus"

Peter Sisseck's Second Baby "Flor de Pingus"

 

Dominio de Pingus is a small domaine in the Ribero del Duero region in Spain, founded by Danish oenologist Peter Sisseck. After the first wine was made in 1995, it immediately developed a cult status following raving reviews from Robert Parker. This man really showed the world of wine a new definition of Tempranillo (it's the only variety he plants).

Although Pingus is clearly the star of Peter Sisseck's show, its smaller sibling Flor de Pingus is in a class for itself too (and available for a fraction of the price of Pingus). A wine that every wine lover should have tried at least once. Similar to the hierarchy in Bordeaux, Flor de Pingus is pretty much Peter Sisseck's "second wine" and also made in a pretty similar way. Grapes are sourced from 16 top vineyard lots in the La Horra zone, from vines that are at least 35 years old. Vineyards are farmed biodynamically since 2005. The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for almost 2 years before being shipped off to Tempranillo lovers worldwide.

Oftentimes, comparisons to leading Cru Classé Bordeaux are drawn. Mainly due to the style, but not least because of the structure, purity and energy to allow it to age for well over 20 years.