Forsalg på 2018 årgangen
Med ca. et halvt år til den forventede hjemkomst af 2017 årgangen, kan vi nu med stor glæde åbne op for forsalget på Peter Sissecks 2018 årgang. Ligesom tidligere år er det muligt at købe de fantastiske vine med store besparelse i forsalgstilbud. Vi gør opmærksom på, at priserne kan stige gradvist frem mod frigivelsen. Vinene forventes at hjemkomme ultimo 2020 - normalvis i november/december måned.
Peter Sisseck skriver følgende om 2018 årgangen:
2018 is special for several reasons. The weather with more rain than a normal winter season prepared the soils for a good growing season specially after three winters where we had not had the rain that we needed.
In Bordeaux this led to serious problems with downy mildew (Plasmopara). We avoided problems at Château Rocheyron by a very intense spraying regime, but were able to keep the total copper sulfate below 3 kg for the whole year. It really was a challenge, but Rocheyron was one of the few organic vineyards that had “normal yields” around 30 hl/ha, something we are very proud of.
In Spain we had less problems and didn’t have serious attacks. By July the weather changed to very dry, but because we had had great rains in winter, we didn’t have problems with water stress .
We decided to start the harvest early, both in France and in Spain.
We harvested the Merlot on the 24th - 26th of September with 14.5 % potential alcohol.
The Cabernet Franc was harvested on the 2nd of October.
In Spain we started the harvest on the 26th of September and finished the 8th of October.
The wines are intense but very fine. We have avoided the dangers of the year that is: very high alcohol and over extracted tannins. It is interesting that the same problems are found in both countries. Because of early harvest and gentle extraction we have made very aromatic and finely textured wines. We will bring the wines up over a periode of 20-22 months. At Rocheyron we are using around 45 % new wood, at Flor de Pingus around 30 %. Pingus will be brought up in a combination of wood tank and 1 year old barrels.
At PSI we are aging 20 % in older barrels and the rest in wood tanks. This year we have good volume so we try to be as generous a possible in our allocations.
Quintanilla de Onésimo, May 3rd 2019
Sidste chance for forsalgskøb af 2017 årgangen fra Peter Sisseck
Vi er nu igang med slutspurten for forsalget af Peter Sissecks 2017 årgang. Vinene kan fortsat købes til meget favorable priser. Vinene forventes at hjemkomme i udgangen af 2019, normalvis i november/december måned. Vi gør opmærksom på at priserne kan stige gradvist frem mod frigivelsen. Grundet den enorme efterspørgsel kan vi ikke garantere, at vinene er at finde i butikken efter hjemkomst, da vi ofte sælger hele vores allokation i forsalgsperioden. Frost problemer i 2017 har betydet at høstudbyttet er enormt lavt, især på Flor de Pingus, hvor kun 47 % af normal høst er produceret. Det er lykkedes at "rede" 76% af Pingus i forhold til normal høst, men ikke desto mindre så er mængderne i 2017 ekstremt små!
Vi har også fornøjelsen af, at kunne tilbyde forsalg på Peter Sissecks vine fra hans slot Château Rocheyron i Saint-Emilion. Projektet startede i 2010 og er et samarbejde mellem Peter og mangemillionæren Silvio Denz. Sammen er de igang med skabe et nyt vineventyr i Bordeaux, der kan sidestilles med Pingus.
Læs Peters egne ord om 2017 årgangen:
The 2017 Vintage at Dominio de Pingus - The 2017 will be remembered for the frost that hit us late April. But it was not just the frost, the drought caused by the a very dry winter made it very difficult for the vines to recover . The rest of the growing season was relatively trouble free apart from the ongoing draught condition leading up to a very early harvest in general. Pingus it self was less hit by frost due to the wind machines we have installed since 2007 (another frost year) They made it possible to “safe” 76 % of a normal harvest . 19 barrels of normal 25 . Flor de Pingus was much more hit . We have only been able to harvest around 47% of a normal harvest . Very tough to see . Thank God the wines are very good . Both Flor and Pingus it self are wines very high in color , a powerfull attack but also with a lot of freshness due to the early harvest . The finishes are impressive and the wines are very long on the palate . We could not be more happy with the quality of the wines but of course very sad that we have so few bottles . We will try compensate the lack of quantity with wines that we held back from the 2016 they will be offered on a later state . Peter Sisseck,