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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Domino de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2011
Domino de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2011
(search item no. 127397)
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green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $75.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

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About Domino de Pingus:

Like those other esteemed names, Pingus has a quality that is often lacking in today's "modern" wines-a sense of utter individuality. There is no other wine in the world, let alone Spain, that is quite like Pingus, and that singularity is one of the fundamental requirements for great wine.

Pingus is produced by the visionary Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck. Peter arrived in Spain in 1993 to manage a new project, Hacienda Monasterio. While planting and developing Monasterio, he began to dream about the old vines he saw dotted around the Ribera del Duero landscape. By the 1995 vintage, Peter had found several ancient vineyards that inspired him to make his own wine. He called it "Pingus," after his childhood nickname.

Peter's winery work has been widely imitated, and many wines can mimic the exotic textures that Pingus possesses. Yet, while they might approach Pingus' style, none of these newcomers has the substance that defines Pingus.