Dominio de Pingus 2017 'PSI' Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 13632
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Grape(s): 98% Tempranillo / 2% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay and sand
Vintage Notes: The 2017 season was a challenge. Limited winter precipitation left the soils with little moisture reserves, and then a devastating April frost cost ~25% of Pingus, and 50% of Flor production. In some ways, the shortened crop was a blessing, as drought conditions meant that a full crop might not have ripened completely. Happily, Peter was able to bring in a short crop of fully-ripe fruit. He credits 10+ years of Biodynamic farming with helping his vines adapt, and even thrive, when other growers will have harvested some green-n-lean wines in the 2017 vintage.
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.
About the Wine: 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.