Dominio de Pingus 2016 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO

Dominio de Pingus 2016 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO

Item Number: 12113

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 95% Tempranillo / 5% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay and sand

Fruit Source: Fruit comes from multiple growers throughout Ribera del Duero; organic and biodynamic growing is encouraged.

About the Wine: The PSI by Peter Sisseck is not Pingus: no new oak is used, the wines are made in a less extracted, less showy style, and the goal is to produce a terroir-driven expression of organically and biodynamically cultivated Tempranillo. Grapes ferment with a 30+ day maceration with punch downs. The wine ages for about 18 months in a mix of cement tanks, old French barriques and large barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurs.

Tasting Notes: The resulting wine is deeply, intensely dark-fruited with a bit of wood at an early stage, but lots of transparency as well. Minerals assert themselves on the palate. 2016 is a fresh vintage with sharp focus.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-93) (8/31/2018)

    I tasted the 2015 in bottle and the 2016 PSI a few weeks before bottling, so I tasted the final blend in tank and ready to go into bottle. What came to mind when I smelled this sample was some of the old vintages of Pesquera. All the grapes come from the north and east of Aranda del Duero, from the cooler part of the appellation. The logistics of doing this volume is not easy, and in 2016 they were able to ferment 100% of the volume in their own winery, which gave them more control. The year was naturally fresher, mostly through higher yields, and they also managed the harvest date with more precision. All this translates into a fresher wine with more precision and elegance. They expect to reach 300,000 bottles of this 2016, which is also probably the finest vintage of PSI—finer, longer and sharply focused. According to Sisseck, this is the PSI he always dreamed about. It will be bottled in the summer of 2018.