Dominio de Pingus 2019 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO

Dominio de Pingus 2019 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO

Item Number: 16112

UPC: 8-437019818234

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 90% Tempranillo / 10% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay and sand

#62 on the Top 100 Wines of Spain 2021 by James Suckling
" 94pts Blackberry and black-cherry aromas with lavender, cedar and hints of cloves and white pepper, following through to a medium body with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful, creamy finish. A little tight and reserved now. Another impressive PSI."


Fruit Source: Fruit comes from multiple growers throughout Ribera del Duero. Through purchase of their grapes, Peter Sisseck encourages the small farmers to maintain old vine stocks as well as engage in organic and biodynamic viticulture.

Wine Notes: The PSI by Peter Sisseck is not Pingus. This is a friendly wine; one that you might call a "village wine." No new oak is used. The wine is 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. The wine is not fined or filtered.

Tasting Notes: Typical Tempranillo notes of cedar, plum and dried fig show on the nose. Medium, juicy tannins coat the mouth. This wine shows excellent balance, elegance, and finesse. Best served at cellar temperature.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93+ (10/29/2021)

    The 2019 PSI combines their knowledge of the vineyards and their new winery. They learned a lot in 2018, a more heterogeneous vintage, and their sorting machine for grapes had to work a lot. 2019 was more homogeneous, an easier harvest when most people made better wine. In the winery, they invested in a simple building but top technology. They used some 10% Garnacha in the blend, which was done one year after aging the lots separately. It really reminds me of the young wines from Ribera del Duero from the early 1990s, with some aromas of orange peel, earthy and smoky (very mild) and with fine-grained tannins. It has good ripeness at 14% alcohol and integrated acidity but great balance. It showcases the style of the 2019s here, fresher than expected and still a sunny vintage, when 2018 was more crystalline. A triumph over the natural conditions of the year.
  • James Suckling
    Rating: 94 (11/22/2021)

    (Top 100 Wines of Spain 2021) Blackberry and black-cherry aromas with lavender, cedar and hints of cloves and white pepper, following through to a medium body with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful, creamy finish. A little tight and reserved now. Another impressive PSI. Give it until 2022.