Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2013

$94.99
$80.74

SKU 30776

750ml

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Soon after its first vintage in 1995, Peter Sisseck's Pingus joined the ranks of the world's most coveted wines. But because of its tiny production-and correspondingly high price-few get the chance to experience Pingus' magic firsthand. The same can be said of the even rarer Pingus 'Amelia,' of which fewer than 25 cases are made. Fortunately, Peter makes a third Ribera del Duero cut from the very same cloth. And its tariff is a fraction of its stablemates' prices. It's name is Flor de Pingus. With the escalating inaccessibility of Peter's top wines, we've seen demand for Flor de Pingus soar. The reason is simple: despite its attractive price, it brings you thrillingly close to a true Pingus experience. In other words, it's one of the most masterfully expressed examples of old-vine Ribera del Duero to be had. Flor de Pingus is sourced from parcels of old vines in the same La Horra zone of Ribera del Duero as Pingus and Amelia. Peter carefully manages their viticulture, ensuring low yields and fabulous old-vine concentration. The parcels are even biodynamically farmed like the vines of Pingus and Amelia. In the cellar, Peter treats Flor much as he does his elite wines. Following the primary and malolactic fermentations, it is left alone in barrel to develop its brilliant expression of Tempranillo and terroir. And as each year passes, we see greater depth, finesse and classicism due to Peter's subtle refinements.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
Brand Dominio de Pingus
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateFirm tannins corset a plush texture in this generous red. Black cherry, plum, cedar, spice and mineral flavors mingle, kept lively by fresh acidity. There's plenty of stuffing here, but this isn't aggressive. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made.

Luis Gutierrez, October 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorFirm tannins corset a plush texture in this generous red. Black cherry, plum, cedar, spice and mineral flavors mingle, kept lively by fresh acidity. There's plenty of stuffing here, but this isn't aggressive. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, March 31, 2016