Pinyolet 2016 Garnacha, Monsant DO
Item Number: 12175
Sub Region: Catalunya
Appellation/AVA: Montsant DO
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Pinyolet limestone
Elevation: 1,706 feet
Terroir Notes: The Pinyolet vineyards are located within the the Masroig district of Montsant at 1,706 feet elevation. The Pinyolet limestone soil combined with the organic viticulture communicate with great precision the mineral identity of this great terroir. Night temperatures in Montsant are cooler than in Priorat allowing its grapes to ripen slowly, thus preserving its aromatic purity to a higher degree. If Garnacha in Priorat is black, Garnacha in Montsant is red. The cooler climate of Montsant produces Garnacha's that are capable of aging for decades.
Winemaking Notes: Pinyolet Garnacha spends 6 months in 3-year-old French oak barrels of 225 liters in size.
Tasting Notes: This is a Mediterranean Garnacha expression that is floral, uplifted, elegant, full of tension and minerality. This is not a jammy, overripe, sweet, alcoholic Garnacha like those from other areas of Spain. Pinyolet has beautiful fruit, acidity and balance that its easy-to-drink, juicy character will pair with a variety of red and white meats. It will also pair well with burgers, burritos, empanadas, sandwiches and other casual foods.