Bodegas y Viñedos Alnardo Psi

Psi is the resultant efforts of organic old bush-vine Tinto Fino, Peter Sisseck, Pablo Rubio and a thousand growers. The de-stemmed fruit for Psi is fermented in large oval foudre's although some of the fruit is made in large neutral concrete vats. The wine is held in neutral vats for most of its 17 months of maturation prior to release. However, for a part of the year, an intriguing barrel-regime comes into play for part of the Psi assemblage. In another part of Ribera del Duero Peter Sisseck is usually ageing two vintages of Pingus and Flor de Pingus in French oak barriques for about 6 months of each year. In between bottling one vintage and beginning the ageing of another, the barrels would otherwise be empty and at risk of drying out. Instead of taking hygiene and integrity risks with Dominio de Pingus’s expensive oak, Peter sends Pingus’s roughly 300 barrels to Pablo for use at PSI for about six months. The Pingus barrels are protected by constant fill with wine. When the next year’s Pingus wines are ready for ageing, Psi is put back into large vats and Pingus gets its oak back in perfect condition. Psi, which starts and ends its maturation in big old oak vats, benefits from part of the blend gaining a modest touch of positive barrel character. Psi offers up spicy aromas of white pepper alongside liquorice, cherry and plum with mineral notes. The palate is supple and accessible, plump and ripe, supported by rounded tannins which, with the minerality, give tremendous focus and direction; a wine of great balance.

Wine File
Producer:
Bodegas y Viñedos Alnardo
Country:
Spain
Region:
Duero River Valley
Sub Region:
Ribera del Duero
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Tempranillo
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.0%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Organic:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.5

 

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Customer Reviews

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Boyd Robinson
Fantastic

Fantastic wine, easy on the palette. Discovered on a golf trip in Scotland. Thanks Hic for supplying a case of 6, twice now..
Definitely recommend.
Ps came next day and came packaged fully in cardboard forms.

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Peter Leach
Great Wine

PSI is just delicious

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Bob LD
Psi 2017

A delicious ,well made wine , smooth and oaky, with plenty of soft plummy fruit.

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Huw Davies
Fantastic wine, BUT:

Wine was/is amazing and a very prompt service, but unfortunately i was dismayed by the amount of plastic packaging so I won’t be ordering through Hic! again I’m afraid …….. only down to the packaging guys!