Dominio De Pingus Winery
The Dominio De Pingus Winery is a Spanish Winery located in the La Horra region.
The Dominio De Pingus Winery is owned by Dane Peter Sisseck, previously a winemaker at the Hacienda Monasterio. It produced it's first vintage wine in 1995. The production rate of the vineyard is fairly low with less than 500 cases of wine produced yearly, all of which are 100% organic and, since 2000, produced using the process of biodynamism.
The Dominio De Pingus Winery produces three wines exclusively, the Pingus, the Flor de Pingus and the Ribera del Duero "Amelia":
The Pingus is the most well-known of the wines produced. Less than 500 cases are made a year and not every year produces a yield. There were 325 cases made in 1995; its first year of production and it was originally priced at $200 a bottle. There was a scarcity of stock in 1997 after 75 cases were lost in a shipping accident; this loss resulted in a price increase of $495 a bottle.
Flor de Pingus
This is the most prolific of the wines produced with an average annual production of 4,000 cases.
The Ribera del Duero “Amelia” (Made using a single-barrel cuvee process.)
This wine is the most exclusive of the Dominio De Pingus wines. 1995 saw a production of only 25 cases. This wine, like the Pingus and the Flor de Pingus is made using the grape variety Temperanillo.
They also produce a fourth wine as part of a 'neo-co-operative' venture between several independent vineyards in the Ribera del Duero region:
The PSI is the most recent of the wines, established in 2006 and producing its first vintage in 2007. This wine was conceived by Peter Sisseck with the aim of promoting organic agriculture and biodynamic farming.
The top vintages are 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
In September, 2011 Christies (Hong Kong) sold 12 bottles of the vintage 1999 Dominio de Pingus for HK$57,600. (Approx. $7,432.) September also saw the sale of a 12 bottle 2001 vintage Flor de Pingus by Christies (UK.) This sold for £575. (Approx. $917.)
Previous auction results from Christies include:
- January, 2002 in London; 6 bottles of the Pingus 1997 vintage. Sold for £825. (Approx. $1,173.)
- October, 2004 in London; 12 bottles of the Pingus 1995 vintage. Sold for £3,080. (Approx. $5,633.)
- May, 2005 in London; 12 bottles of the Pingus 1997 vintage. Sold for £1,320. (Approx. $2,427.)
- May, 2005, in London; 12 bottles of the Pingus 1998 vintage. Sold for £1,208. (Approx. £2,222.)
- May, 2005, in London. 12 bottles of the Pingus 1999 vintage. Sold for £1,650. (Approx. $3,034.)
- June, 2005 in London; 6 bottles of the Pingus 1999 vintage. Sold for £1,000. (Approx. $1,819.)
- June, 2005 in London; 6 bottles of the Pingus 1997 vintage. Sold for £681. (Approx. $1,239.)
On online wine auction site BidForWine a 1996 vintage bottle of Pingus was sold for £395. (GBP) This was on 27/07/2011.
On the 27th January, 2007 the Domino de Pingus donated double magnums of Pingus from 2001, 2003 and 2004 to the Naples Winter Wine Festival, held in Naples, Florida. The lot raised $100, 000 for local children's charities.
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