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Located north of Madrid in the province of Castille-et-Léon, not far from the prestigious Vega Sicilia estate, Dominio de Pingus is one of the big names in Spain.
Dominio de Pingus was founded in 1995 by Danish œnologist Peter Sisseck, who foresaw the extraordinary potential of the Ribera del Duero region. Led by his ambition to produce a great wine that reflected its terroir, this well-known œnologist made a meticulous selection of old tinto fino vines – the local name for the tempranillo grape variety – to raise Dominio de Pingus to the top ranks of the most famous wine estates in the world.
The Dominio de Pingus vineyard is worked in a traditional way respecting the short vine system "en vaso." The exclusive production at Dominio de Pingus, with very small yields – ranging from 20 hl/ha to just 9 hl/ha – makes it one of the most sought-after wines on earth.
Superbly developed by the Danish œnologist Peter Sisseck, Pingus incorporates the quintessence of the great wines of Ribera del Duero.
Coming from a selection of very old vines planted on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Castille-et-Léon region, this great Spanish wine shows off the characteristics of tinto fino, the local name for tempranillo.
2021 saw a wet spring in Ribera del Duero, followed by a hot and particularly dry summer.
Winemaking and ageing
Ageing in 2hl barrels fostered a slow and gradual maturing process, which passed on an ideal balance to this exceptional wine.
This Castille-Léon wine harmoniously combines freshness and fruitiness with a full-bodied palate with the finest tannins.
Food and wine pairings
Red meats either grilled or in sauce, game or even cheese are best paired wtih this Pingus 2020 from Dominio de Pingus.
Pour une dégustation optimale, servir entre 17 et 18°C. For the best tasting, serve between 17 and 18°C.