Dominio de Pingus 2019 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 16112
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(%): 14.2
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.