Dominio de Pingus PSI 2015 | The high-end Pingus goes for $1200/bottle !! This is $28!
94 Points, James Suckling. “The Dominio de Pingus PSI 2015 from Peter Sisseck is fragrant and gritty with a ton of tannins which give it a lot of depth and length. The Pingus PSI 2015 deserves some patience. It needs two or three years more to be at its best, but should keep for some years following.
Winemaker Notes: 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. And thus PSI was born.
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.
Dominio de Pingus
Like those other esteemed names, Pingus has a quality that is often lacking in today’s “modern” wines-a sense of utter individuality. There is no other wine in the world, let alone Spain, that is quite like Pingus, and that singularity is one of the fundamental requirements for great wine.
Pingus is produced by the visionary Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck. Peter arrived in Spain in 1993 to manage a new project, Hacienda Monasterio. While planting and developing Monasterio, he began to dream about the old vines around the Ribera del Duero landscape. By the 1995 vintage, Peter had found several ancient vineyards that inspired him to make his own wine. He called it “Pingus,” after his childhood nickname.
Peter’s winery work has been widely imitated, and many wines can mimic the exotic textures that Pingus possesses. Yet, while they might approach Pingus’ style, none of these newcomers has the substance that defines Pingus.
Wine Maker | Peter Sisseck
Peter Sisseck was born in Denmark and has lived for the past 20 years in the Ribera del Duero, Spain. His fascination for wine began at home with his parents. He was later inspired, at the age of fourteen, by visiting his uncle, the renowned winemaker Peter Vinding, in Bordeaux. This moment ignited a life-long passion and directed his future path into the grapevines.
After a stay at Chateau Rahoul in Graves in 1983-84, Peter traveled to Sonoma, California where he worked with Zelma Long of Simi Winery. Later, he studied agriculture engineering in Copenhagen and, after graduation, moved in with the Vinding family at Château Landiras. He landed in Ribera del Duero in 1990 and took the post of technical director at the Hacienda Monasterio winery. Captivated by the contrasted and arid landscape, Peter developed a belief in the potential of the region. What was supposed to be a short stay soon started to feel like home. His eager quest to find the perfect terroir of old exceptional vines was finally rewarded when he encountered the old vineyards of La Horra. With this precious find, Pingus’ story was about to begin.