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PSI is Peter Sisseck's most recent project and one where his intention has been to bring out a fresher, fruit-foremost wine profile, that is to say, without the concentration that characterises his coveted Flor de Pingus and Pingus. This wine comes much closer to the actual fruit juices, especially red fruits such as strawberries and raspberries, yet cranberries are there too. A juicy wine, intense on the palate, with spicy notes and very subtle hints of oak-ageing, delicious and refreshing.
PSI is made using grapes sourced from vine-growers with whom the winery has strict working agreements, from balanced vineyards, planted with bush vines on soils that are different in composition and averaging 30 years old in age. Maceration takes place in concrete tanks in order to obtain the maximum possible from the fruit aromas; and ageing occurs in concrete tanks, in large oak vats and in not-new barrels.
Opening the bottle half an hour before serving is recommended.
Summary of Peter Sisseck's evaluation of the 2013 vintage
The key element of this year has been an abnormally cold spell between May and June and the consequences which have followed on as a result: a delayed vegetative cycle and a reduced number of clusters for a uniform maturity to occur.
If the summer months were relatively hot, with the arrival of September the temperatures went down noticeably and the typical storms put in an appearance. During the first fortnight of October, a fine Cantabrian rain favoured a rise in the temperature and the germination of Botrytis spores in the more vulnerable vineyards, but our loose clusters, with small berries, firm skins and properly managed ventilation, resisted these spores perfectly.
Consequently, thanks to the fine quality of the grapes in the vineyards, to a meticulous harvest and some deft sorting on the selection tables, we are able to say that, despite the initial delay, we have achieved a good balance between the clusters and their foliage and, in turn, constant maturity of the grapes.
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4.75 /5 (Out of 4 reviews)
* Peter Sisseck
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Peter Sisseck is Pingus. An agronomist and oenologist who was born in Copenhagen in 1962, he studied at the University of Bordeaux and worked for several years at some important wineries in the region. Together with his uncle, Peter-Vinding-Diers, he established what came to be known as Bordeaux's 'new wave'...
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