Dominio de Pingus 2016 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 12113
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Grape(s): 95% Tempranillo / 5% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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.