PSOUL (Limited Edition)
100% Tempranillo. DO Ribera del Duero
A poem hidden in a bottle
A limited edition of destiny. Fine, vibrant and infinite.
If PINEA is the heart, PSOUL symbolises the “soul” of the project.
“A polished and resolved Ribera del Duero with good depth of flavour. Lots of fresh blackberries, black cherries, cocoa, nuts and fine spices. Juicy and tactile on the palate with grippy tannins and a long finish.”
- PSOUL es un vino que recoge el alma de la bodega: la pasión por la viticultura, la expresión del terroir y la vinificación artesanal para dejar que la fruta sea la protagonista. El nombre ‘PSOUL’ es un acrónimo: “P” representa a Pinea, y “500L” a la barrica única utilizada en su elaboración y crianza. Esta edición limitada consta de 333 botellas de 1,5 litros (formato Magnum).
- Este vino surge del plateau calcáreo de “Cardisanto”, una microparcela de altísimo contenido cálcico que determinamos no solo por tipo de suelo sino también por degustación de bayas, marcando planta por planta. PSOUL es un vino producido íntegramente a mano, con una extracción tan cuidada que el tiempo y los años de guarda darán constancia de su sutileza.
“Shortly before the bottling of the 2018 vintage of PINEA, I marked a very special large barrel, as it contained the wine from our oldest vineyard, with the acronym ‘500L’. And it turned out that, in the way they were written, those letters made the word “SOUL”. The magic of this discovery, combined with the exceptional quality of the wine it contained, meant this unique barrel had to go its own way. That was how PSOUL began”
Vicente Pliego, Founder of Pinea
Tasting notesAgeing: 3 winters Keep: 30 years
An unctuous, medium to full-bodied wine, bright and clear in appearance with a cherry red rim.
A great blend of fruit, floral and spicy aromas, dominated by blackberries, ripe black cherries, dried figs, strawberries and blackcurrants, with perfumed aromas of hibiscus, violets and lavender and hints of tobacco leaves, fresh leather and cedar wood. Deeply intense black fruit defining good ripeness, over an elegant, toasted background.
Medium-bodied with a powerful but elegant approach and a rich, velvety texture from beginning to end. The sculptured tannins are well integrated, showing a perfect balance as they pass through the mouth, with vibrant acidity and a long, flavourful finish. Sweet black forest fruits, blackberries and ripe black plums blend with aromas of eucalyptus and spices, like clove and black pepper, while mild flavours of nuts, coffee and smoke enrich a harmonious finish.
PSOUL procede de cepas de 50 años situadas en el plateau calcáreo de “Cardisanto”. Este hermoso paraje, situado entre 931 – 942 metros sobre el nivel del mar, resulta de la sumatoria de las distintas exposiciones y la complejidad de sus suelos, con presencia de roca madre en todo el perfil, incluida la superficie.
Vine-growing and harvest
The grapes are harvested by hand in 15 kg boxes from plants selected by tasting.
Our work in the fields is characterised by utmost respect for the environment combined with biodiversity and the incorporation of the best-established biodynamic practices. We are committed to a model of sustainable vine-growing to make our wines a true reflection of the terroir from which they originate, with the grape taking centre stage.
Wine-making and ageing
Each bunch is selected by hand and then gently destemmed. We check three small components of the same block separately, carry out open fermentation that starts slowly with the action of indigenous yeasts, and follow up closely with only manual punching down. One of the three components ferments in Allier and Tronçais wood, which we request with many months of drying to reduce the sensory impact, giving the wine structure and depth. The second component is fermented in an open barrel, 100% de-stemmed. This provides the finesse. Finally, the third component is also fermented in an open barrel but with 30-40% whole clusters to achieve complexity, herbal touches and texture.
It is ready to be enjoyed as soon as you have the bottle in your hands, but it will be at its very best from year 8 onwards.
We recommend serving the wine at 8-9º.
Pairing | PSOUL
“The result of PSOUL’s alchemy is an aesthetic wine, delicate as saffron, but as powerful as red meat and game cooked with dried fruit.
It is elegant and long, and you will find excellent expression in the form of ripe fruit compote with hibiscus notes, or sweet and savoury crunchy spices with woodland honey.
It’s a deep, spicy wine enhanced by the flavour of garlic toasted in butter. The finish is so subtle that it also goes well with grilled rockfish from the icy waters of the north.
The PSOUL pairing is supposed to express the magic of the living environment around us. It’s up to each of us to work out how to achieve it”
Vicente Pliego, Founder of Pinea
- James Suckling 94 puntos
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