The Spanish winery in Quintanilla de Onésimo in the province of Valladolid in Castile and Leon is named after the pet name of the owner. Born in Denmark, Peter Sisseck was inspired by his uncle Peter Vinding when he was 14 years old Bordeaux the Château Landiras was operating. His winemaking career began at Château Rahoul in Graves, He traveled to the early 1980s Sonoma where he's with with Zelma Long from Simi Winery worked. Later he studied agricultural engineering in Copenhagen. In 1990 he came to the Spanish territory Ribera del Duero and took over the management of the winery there Monasterio where he still works in an advisory capacity today. Under the influence of Garage Wine Trends In the 1990s he started the project "Pingus".
In 1991, he acquired 4.5 hectares of vineyards, which are spread over two small vineyards in the sub-areas La Horra and Valbuena de Duero. These are with very old and low-yielding vines of the native variety Tinto Fino ( Tempranillo ) and something Petit Verdot planted. The over 70-year-old vines are traditionally associated with the education system "En Vaso" ( gobelet = Bush form) educated. The management is done since the year 2000 after biodynamic Methods without use of pesticides and without chemical fertilization, Here Sisseck created with the first year 1995 a wine, which in no time to a true cult wine developed. The US wine critic Robert Parker awarded 98 points for this year and described him as one of the biggest and most exciting wines he has ever tasted. To the myth contributed that the ship sank in the Azores, which should bring the bottles of the first year on the American market. That also drove up the price, a pingus you do not get under € 500. He is one of the most expensive wines in the world,
The "pingus" is extremely low earnings with an average of only 12 hl / ha and elaborate methods in the vineyard and cellar in the truest sense of the word "handmade" produced. The physiologically mature Grape is manually selected grape for grape, manually destemmed each individual grape and lightly squeezed the grape mash with the feet. The fermentation takes place in oak tubs and stainless steel tanks, then the wine is in French barriques transfilled and self-acting malolactic fermentation waited in the spring. There is no filtration so that the flavors are fully preserved. The barrels are then individually tasted and only the best wines come to further expansion for about 20 months in French Darnajou oak barrels. Unlike in the past, the proportion of new barrels was greatly reduced. Annually, only about 7,000 bottles are produced, which are only available per subscription receives. In worse years, there is none Grand Vin,
Of the second wine "Flor de Pingus" also 100% Tempranillo comes from partially rented vineyards with a total of 35 hectares of vineyards in the zone La Horra, which are also biodynamically farmed. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation in barrique and stainless steel tanks, the wine matures for 18 to 24 months in one-third new barriques. The average annual production is 4,000 boxes.
In 2007, the "PSI" (Ψ, 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet) came on the market, whose label shows an old vine root. The grapes come from long-established around 120 wine growers from five communities that are biodynamic or biological Wine-growing methods and above all to the preservation of their old vines and thus turning to quality be encouraged. He is not varietal wine but with a small percentage of Garnacha Tinta cuvéttiert and im big wooden barrel as well as 15% in used barriques fresh and fruity expanded. This wine is marketed by Peter Sisseck and Pablo Rubio under the production name "Bodegas y Viñedos Alnardo". All three wines comply with the DO regulations of Ribera del Duero,