Pingus – Ribera del Duero superstar

This range of Peter Sisseck's wines was tasted last November in London with his nephew Hans Vinding Diers, son of Peter (all Danes, of whom I am very fond, especially since they seem to absorb translations of the Oxford Companion to Wine more efficiently and rapidly than any other non anglophone nation).

The different vintages were very varied, more varied than one might have imagined, but all were heady, intense and thick in texture.

I visited the modest whitewashed bodega by the river Duero in May 2000 and saw for myself just how tiny production is. (I counted a total...