Dominio de Pingus 'Pingus', Ribera del Duero, 2017, 75cl

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Product description

Land: Spain

Region: Ribera del Duero

Appellation: Ribera del Duero

Årgang: 2017

Producent: Dominio de Pingus


Volume (cl): 75

Kassestørrelse: 6

Type: Red

96 /100 points

I also tasted the 2017 Pingus, which had a tough competition with the bottled 2016 and a barrel sample of the 2018 (and the fermenting 2019, but that doesn't really count). 2017 was a weird vintage for the zone, as the year was marked by one spring frost that decimated the crop and completely changed the balance of the year. In 2007, they put a windmill in one of the plots, and although the plot was not able to escape the frost, it was not as acute as it was in the Flor de Pingus vineyards, where they lost up to 40% of the crop . At the Pingus vineyards, they lost some 25% of the grapes. They started the élevage in used barriques, where they matured the wine for 12 months, and then moved the wine to larger barrels so they could extend the aging. There are alternate sensations of ripeness and herbal aromas. You can see a little bit of the tannic style of a concentrated year (1995, 2004, 2014), which is very different from fluid years like 2016 or 1996, with a rustic Ribera character. They saved the vintage with their knowledge of their vineyards, whereas in the past, a vintage like this could have been a disaster. Sometimes wines like this can have an unexpected development in bottle... 5,700 bottles were filled in July 2019.

About this wine

Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero is an excellent wine region in the Castilla y León region of northern Spain. The wine region includes vineyards along the Duero River and stretches across the provinces of Burgos, Segovia, Soria and Valladolid. The most dominant grape in Ribera del Duero is Tempranillo, known locally as "Tinto Fino" or "Tinta del País." Ribera del Duero is known for producing powerful and complex red wines. The wines are often deep and dark with notes of dark fruits, spices and complex layers of flavours, making the region one of the most prestigious wine regions and its wines loved for their intensity, complexity and ability to represent the character of the Tempranillo grape on a unique and impressive way.