Pingus is the nickname by which Peter Sisseck was known in his native Denmark and is also the name of his most desired wine. It combines all the knowledge acquired by its creator in Bordeaux, California and in the Hacienda Monasterio winery, in the same DO Ribera del Duero.
The most expensive wine in Spain was released in 1995 and since then it has not ceased to garner praise and praise from all the specialized international critics. We are facing a wine that became a coveted object of desire almost from the first bottle, so much so that it is not easy to find bottles of Pingus, since the demand, despite its price, is extremely high.
All the grapes used in its production are very old fine red and are grown according to biodynamic principles since 2000. In the winery, the vinifications are meticulous, almost artisanal, and the control over the wines, exhaustive, seeking an organoleptic excellence that without certainly enough with each harvest. The grapes are harvested very mature and the must undergoes malolactic fermentation in wood; pumping over is avoided and the lees are pumped. Bordeaux barrels made of new wood have gradually lost prominence in favor of used wood and large volumes.
The color of Pingus is deep scarlet, adorned with a bluish rim. Its fruit is special, tremendously intense but also delicately elegant and fresh. The aromas of aging dress it up and prepare the wine to delight with each sip. The nose is harmonious and accessible, balsamic and floral. In the mouth it is wide and juicy, with sweet and polished tannins, good acidity and a structure based on balance; almost perfect texture, pure liquid fruit according to Peter Sisseck himself. A comforting wine, with a powerful and incredibly long finish, which feeds its legend at every drop.