Flor de Pingus 2019
Como ya es costumbre, cada nueva añada de Flor de Pingus repite altas valoraciones de los críticos más prestigiosos. El "hermano pequeño" de Pingus alcanza, cosecha tras cosecha, cotas espectaculares de calidad, personificando la excelencia dentro de la D.O. Ribera del Duero. Esta cosecha se muestra potente y sin embargo equilibrada, a la par que fresca y delicada.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Blackberries, black cherries and hot crushed stones with cement and black licorice. Subtle yet complex aromas. Medium to full body and an exquisite texture, with intense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The verve and mouth-feel is luxurious and captivating. This is very structured. Try after 2024.
Flor is what Peter Sisseck calls his La Horra "village wine", which is not to damn it with faint praise in the slightest, given the quality of the liquid. Made with younger vines on clay and silt rather than stony soils, it's a subtle, graceful, nuanced red that doesn't show the heat of the 2019 vintage, partly because of early picking. Detailed and focused, with red berry sweetness, fine tannins and understated 25% new oak. 2023-27.
The 2019 Flor de Pingus is marginally riper than the PSI and Pingus from the same vintage but still shows the freshness and finesse the cask sample showed a little over one year ago. The wine has more concentration than the 2018, and it has absorbed the oak quite well. They use maybe 20% new barrels for the élevage here. It has abundant, fine-grained tannins. It's a powerful vintage of flor, reflecting the solar vintage, but still keeping the poise, harvesting early and fermenting at low temperature. 108,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2021.