Founded only in 1985 by Peter Sisseck, Dominio de Pingus is now one of the most iconic and sought after wineries in the world. It’s flagship wine, having the same name of Dominio de Pingus, commands an extremely high price and is the only Spanish wine that can challenge Vega Sicilia in price. Flor de Pingus is essentially a second wine of the Dominio de Pingus. PSI is a separate project started by Dominio de Pingus. PSI allows people to try wines from Dominio de Pingus at considerably less.
As one of the most famous cult world in the world, demand for Dominio de Pingus always far exceeds its supply. For this reason, Peter Sisseck decided to start a new project, namely PSI. Peter always believes in the potential of Ribera del Duero as a wine-producing region. Unfortunately, historically growers are paid by quantity instead of quality. This resulted in over-production and heavy use of chemicals. With the aim to improve the viticulture practices in Ribera del Duero, Peter works with local growers by giving them advices, esp. encouraging them to move to organic and biodynamic viticulture. In return, Peter Sisseck would buy their grapes at a premium price that is about three or four times than the average rate of grapes in Ribera del Duero.
With the healthy grapes and the exceptional winemaking expertise of Peter Sisseck, it is not surprising that PSI is a serious wine. It is subtle, delicate and compelling. PSI is a wine that is much more elegant than most Ribera del Duero.
(RP91) The 2009 Psi is much more precocious on the nose compared to the 2008, a real step up in quality. It offers fresh strawberry, raspberry and a touch of cranberry, all infused with exotic notes of mango and orange essence. It blossoms beautifully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins on the entry. There are subtle notes of blackberry, tobacco, tart cherry and pain grille that combine harmoniously on the understated, natural finish. This is drinking well now, but should age nicely over several years. Drink now-2018. (Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Aug 2012)