Pingus Flor de Pingus 2016 Ribera del Duero (Magnum)

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DANISH-BORN PETER SISSECK BEGAN HIS WINEMAKING CAREER WORKING FOR HIS UNCLE IN BORDEAUX, PETER-VINDING-DIERS. WHEN THE POSSIBILITY OF A NEW AND EXCITING PROJECT AROSE IN RIBERA DEL DUERO IN NORTHERN SPAIN, PETER WAS DULY DISPATCHED TO THE THEN RELATIVELY UNKNOWN REGION. ALTHOUGH SOME ICONIC WINE HAD BEEN MADE THERE SINCE THE MID 19TH CENTURY, THE FACT OF ITS BEING FROM RIBERA DEL DUERO HAD LARGELY GONE UNNOTICED. PETER PRODUCED STELLAR QUALITY FROM THE OUTSET, HELPING TO ESTABLISH THE REPUTATION OF THE AREA. WITH THE ORIGINAL PROJECT OF HACIENDA MONASTERIO GOING WELL, PETER BEGAN LOOKING FOR NEW CHALLENGES. HE SET HIS SIGHTS ON A WONDERFUL, SINGLE PLOT OF ANCIENT VINES HE HAD DISCOVERED, PLANTED ON GRAVEL LOAM. DOMINIO DE PINGUS WAS ON ITS WAY.

THE SUCCESS OF PINGUS WAS IMMEDIATE AND IT SOARED TO WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM, AS DID PETER’S REPUTATION AS A TRULY GIFTED WINEMAKER. THE PRODUCTION OF PINGUS IS, HOWEVER, TINY AND INSUFFICIENT TO KEEP THE AGILE MIND AND ENERGY OF PETER FULLY OCCUPIED. PREDICTABLY, HE STARTED LOOKING FOR FURTHER PARCELS, EAGER TO PRODUCE ANOTHER WINE WITH A VERY DIFFERENT STYLE, ALBEIT BEARING THE PETER SISSECK HALLMARK. THUS, IN TIME, FLOR DE PINGUS WAS BORN – A VERY GREAT WINE IN ITS OWN RIGHT.

PLANTED AT ALTITUDES OF OVER 800 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL, THE VINEYARDS ENJOY WARM SUNNY DAYS DURING THE GROWING PERIOD AND REFRESHINGLY COOL NIGHTS. THE SWINGS IN TEMPERATURE ENSURE WONDERFUL COMPLEXITY AND VIBRANT FRESHNESS. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE GNARLED OLD VINES AT PINGUS IS SEVENTY YEARS, PLANTED WITH 3000 PLANTS PER HECTARE. THE FLOR DE PINGUS VINES CLOCK IN AT A VERY RESPECTABLE 35 YEARS, PLANTED AT BETWEEN 6000 AND 10000 VINES PER HECTARE. DENSE PLANTATION FORCES THE VINES TO COMPETE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THEIR ROOTS TRAVEL DEEP INTO THE SOIL FOR NUTRIENTS, ADDING FURTHER COMPLEXITY.

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