Dominio de Pingus 2018 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO

Dominio de Pingus 2018 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO

Item Number: 14464

UPC: 8-437019818104

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 90% Tempranillo / 10% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
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.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-94) (12/30/2019)

    The approachable 2018 PSI shows the progression they have made in this wine, which has seen a jump in quality since they built their own winery, where they could work much better. After the frost of 2017, they were again able to use some 10% of Garnacha, which, in this wine, adds freshness, fruit and not a lot of tannin and contributes to lower the pH. It's very juicy and very clean and precise, fresh like biting into a bunch of ripe grapes, and it developed notes of violets as the wine sat in the glass. The texture is similar to 2016; the wine is more layered. It's still a baby and shows the baby fat, and the wine is currently in oak vat and should continue its élevage for a further eight months. The wine should be bottled in the summer of 2020 and released at the end of 2020.
  • James Suckling
    Rating: 95 (12/16/2020)

    A rich red with chocolate, ripe fruit, walnuts and spice. Full-bodied and round with ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Plenty of ripe fruit at the intense finish and lots of old-vine character with bark and wet-earth undertones. Real deal. Drink or hold.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (2/9/2021)

    Highly perfumed cherry and dark berry scents are complemented by a suave floral nuance, and a spicy element adds lift. Silky, sharply focused and seamless on the palate, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors that deepen steadily as the wine opens up. Lush yet energetic in style, with solid closing thrust and supple tannins building slowly and adding gentle grip to the floral-driven finish.