Dominio de Pingus 2018 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 14464
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 90% Tempranillo / 10% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay and sand
#8 on James Suckling Top 100 Spain of 2020
Vintage Notes: 2018 was a great vintage in Ribera del Duero, where cooler conditions created a fresher and lighter style of red.
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.