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65 Ratings
Dominio Pingus Ribera del Duero Psi

Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) 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 its growers who have for far too long lacked the tools, capital and vision to make wine that is truly “theirs.” It is a Utopian idea, born of Peter’s passionate belief in organic and biodynamic farming as well as his gratitude to the region for giving a young Danish read more...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 its growers who have for far too long lacked the tools, capital and vision to make wine that is truly “theirs.” It is a Utopian idea, born of Peter’s passionate belief in organic and biodynamic farming as well as his gratitude to the region for giving a young Danish winemaker the opportunity to make arguably Spain’s most coveted wine. Ψ PSI. And so he conceived Ψ PSI, named for the 23rd letter in the Greek alphabet. Ψ PSI emerged from a thought that had nagged at Peter Sisseck since he first arrived in Ribera del Duero in 1990. He always felt that the region’s old vineyards had enormous potential, but that the quality of local farming was poor. Growers are usually paid by the ton, not for quality, and so they have little incentive to cut yields. Due to the excessive use of chemicals, this is one of those regions where Claude Bourguignon’s description of vineyard soils having less microbial life than the Sahara Desert rings true. (hide)

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    excellent ribero del duero

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2008 Vintage) Glass-staining ruby. Pungent, mineral-driven aromas of black raspberry, bitter cherry, smoky minerals and potpourri, plus a sexy smoky note of cola. Sweet and powerful, with brilliant definition and intensity to the ripe dark berry and cherry flavors. Lush and creamy but energetic, with silky tannins giving shape to the expansive fruit. Highly concentrated but very young wine with a strong, sappy, penetrating finish that echoes the floral note. This is a weighty wine but there's no excess fat or thickness. Stash it away for at least another six years.