Dominio de Pingus PSI Ribera del Duero 2021 (Ribera del Duero, Spain) - [VM 96] [WA 93-95] [JS 94] [TA 93]

Dominio de Pingus PSI Ribera del Duero 2021
(Ribera del Duero, Spain) - [VM 96] [WA 93-95] [JS 94] [TA 93]

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About this Wine:
Having established Pingus as a new benchmark for greatness in Spanish wine, Peter Sisseck has embarked on a new quest: to produce a wine that captures the soul of Ribera del Duero. And he intends to do so by harnessing the passion of the region's growers who have, for far too long, lacked the tools, capital, and vision to make wine that is truly theirs.

PSI is the 23rd letter in the Greek alphabet and is a joint project based on fruit produced by local grape growers from old Tempranillo vines. The goal is to help these producers and save these old vines. Peter Sisseck's recent project, PSI, has involved a lengthy and meticulous study of the greatest potential vineyard sites in Ribera, with the laudable aim of protecting the region's precious, but increasingly rare old bush vines, found around the region, but particularly in the sub-zone of La Horra. Once the top sites are identified, Sisseck pays a premium for the growers' fruit, in return for a promise not to grub them up. The result is a "give back" to the region wine that also expresses the "soul" of Ribera.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2021 PSI is 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha sourced from old vines planted in calcareous soils and was aged for up to 16 months in mostly sizeable French oak barrels. In the glass, it's garnet-red with a light purple sheen. The nose offers blood notes along with sour cherry and blackberry, intertwined with violets and dried flowers, resulting in a layered, complex profile. On the palate, it's dry and velvety. Chalky tannins define a compact mouthfeel and long-lasting fruit and floral flavors. The 2021 is a distinctive Ribera del Duero with excellent nuance and agility. Drink 2025-2040" -Joaquin Hidalgo (Nov 2023)

93-95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A new era starts in 2021, when they got a new winemaker for PSI. The 2021 PSI—still unbottled, as it should have an élevage of 20 months—comes from a cooler year than 2020, but it was also a drier vintage and the wine has more finesse than in 2020. It develops a note of honey, beeswax and pollen—Peter thinks this comes from the wine from Gumiel de Izán (and it also happens in Quintana del Pidio), as the 2021 has a significant percentage from Gumiel de Izán. 2021 is an approachable vintage, and the wine feels very elegant. It has 14.1% alcohol, slightly higher than 2020, but even if they do not harvest looking at the alcohol, they try to avoid going over 14%. I tasted a sample from 80% oak vat and 20% in barrel, with some new barrels. This is going in the right direction. They expect to bottle some 360,000 bottles. As they harvest early, they start the élevage almost one month earlier than others, so they think the wine might be bottled in May 2023. Drink 2023-2029" - Luis Gutierrez (Jan 2023)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Black cherries, asphalt, hedgerow, dark spices and dried Mediterranean herbs. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate with dusty, effusive tannins and a vertical finish. Pristine and stripped-down. Drink or hold." (Aug 2023)

93 Points - Tim Atkin:
"Originally conceived as a project to keep old vines in the ground, Psi has grown into an important brand in its own right, with a production of 350,000 bottles. Partnering Tinto Fino with 10% Garnacha, sourced from as many as 700 parcels, it's fresh, juicy and intense, with floral top notes, a hint of good reduction, a hint of oak and a zesty red berry and pomegranate palate. 2026-30." (Nov 2023)