Forsalg på 2017 årgangen fra Peter Sisseck
Vi er utrolig glade for igen i år at kunne tilbyde Peter Sissecks fantastiske vine i forsalg til meget favorable priser. Vinene forventes at hjemkomme i udgangen af 2019, normalvis i november/december måned. Vi gør opmærksom på at priserne kan stige gradvist frem mod frigivelsen. Grundet den enorme efterspørgsel kan vi ikke garantere, at vinene er at finde i butikken efter hjemkomst, da vi ofte sælger hele vores allokation i forsalgsperioden. Frost problemer i 2017 har betydet at høstudbyttet er enormt lavt, især på Flor de Pingus, hvor kun 47 % af normal høst er produceret. Det er lykkedes at "rede" 76% af Pingus i forhold til normal høst, men ikke desto mindre så er mængderne i 2017 ekstremt små!
Vi har også fornøjelsen af, at kunne tilbyde forsalg på Peter Sissecks vine fra hans slot Château Rocheyron i Saint-Emilion. Projektet startede i 2010 og er et samarbejde mellem Peter og mangemillionæren Silvio Denz. Sammen er de igang med skabe et nyt vineventyr i Bordeaux, der kan sidestilles med Pingus.
Læs Peters egne ord om 2017 årgangen:
The 2017 Vintage at Dominio de Pingus - The 2017 will be remembered for the frost that hit us late April. But it was not just the frost, the drought caused by the a very dry winter made it very difficult for the vines to recover . The rest of the growing season was relatively trouble free apart from the ongoing draught condition leading up to a very early harvest in general. Pingus it self was less hit by frost due to the wind machines we have installed since 2007 (another frost year) They made it possible to “safe” 76 % of a normal harvest . 19 barrels of normal 25 . Flor de Pingus was much more hit . We have only been able to harvest around 47% of a normal harvest . Very tough to see . Thank God the wines are very good . Both Flor and Pingus it self are wines very high in color , a powerfull attack but also with a lot of freshness due to the early harvest . The finishes are impressive and the wines are very long on the palate . We could not be more happy with the quality of the wines but of course very sad that we have so few bottles . We will try compensate the lack of quantity with wines that we held back from the 2016 they will be offered on a later state . Peter Sisseck,
Enkelte vine tilbage i 2016 årgangen
Har man svært ved at vente til udgangen af 2019, så er der fortsat enkelte vine tilbage i 2016 årgangen, som fortsat sælges til de billige forsalgspriser. De forventes at hjemkomme i slutningen af dette år. Det er ved at være sidste chance, hvis du ønsker at udnytte de fordelagtige priser på vinene. Peter har selv beskrevet vinene i årgang 2016, som nogle af de bedste og mest balancerede vine i hele Dominio de Pingus' historie. Det siger ikke så lidt! I 2014 opnåede Pingus de perfekte 100 point i Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate. 2016 tegner ligeledes til at blive en af de store årgange!
Om 2016 skrev Peter Sisseck følgende i maj 2017:
The 2016 Vintage at Dominio de Pingus - It is impossible to see the year 2016 without looking at 2017. The night of 28th April, the night after the big frost in Bordeaux most of the North-Western part of Spain was hit by a big frost. In Ribera del Duero temperatures dropped down to ÷ 6 °C devastating large parts of the potential harvest of the 2017. At Pingus we were somehow lucky, the frost protection we have at the Barroso part of the vineyard saved 90% of the harvest. The San Cristobal vineyard was also saved - laying on a slope and protected from the northern wind. Flor de Pingus on the other hand is more seriously hit. Our vineyards in La Horra are spread out on 4 “lieux dits”. El Pino (20-30% grapes), El Castillo (50-60% grapes) La-fuente (50-60%) and Fuente-Narro (40-50%). The picture for Psi is much more varied. In many of the old vineyards there won’t be any grapes at all. Of course we will have the possibility to buy other grapes, but it will be a fight with the other Bodegas in the area, because everybody will be looking for grapes. 2016 was happily a great and generous year. After a very dry winter we had plenty of spring rain and our vineyards having been plowed was able to store all the wonderful rain that we needed for the very dry summer that was facing us. From July to September we didn’t see a cloud. It was easy to see that we had to think differently from other years. My plan was to leave more grapes on the vines in the vineyards which we know cope well with dry summers. All this to avoid having wines that would be too high in alcohol and too concentrated. This worked wonderfully for Pingus and Flor de Pingus. We had very few stressed and blocked vineyards and after waiting 108 days from the flowering we were able to start an early harvest on the 21st of September. When we finished the harvest on the 5th of October, 176 Bodegas (of 295) had still not started the harvest. The last Bodegas to finish the harvest, finished in November. For a few weeks I seriously thought I had misread the year. But tasting the wines in November and December after the malolactic fermentation convinced me we had made some of the best and most balanced wines in the history of our young Bodega.