Goedhuis, August 2016
The 2015, jet plum in colour, offers a smoky, savoury touch on the nose, allied to fresh, primary, grape must character and heady pepper notes. The palate is lovely, silky and rich in berried fruit with a hint of mocha and stony minerals, all refreshed by gentle acidity. The finish is soft and rather endearing, with an attractive, perfumed finish.
Peter Sisseck in a Danish winemaker who burst onto the scene in the mid 1990s with his small, exquisitely tended 4 ha estate in Spain's Ribera del Duero. Peter is nothing if not a master of Tempranillo grown at high altitude, and since its first vintage (1995) Pingus has gone on to become Spain's pre-eminent cult wine. Peter and his team also make a second label, Flor de Pingus, from Tempranillo grown around the small town of La Horra, just to the east of Dominio de Pingus. 'PSI' is Peter's latest project in Ribera del Duero, for which he has joined forces with local growers to make a wine which represents the pinnacle of old vine Tempranillo in the region. His attention to detail in the cellar is astonishing, where traditional winemaking techniques are combined with the precision of their in-house atomic laboratory. His wines have a unique style and grace.