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Pinyolet Garnacha Montsant 2010

Pinyolet Garnacha Montsant 2010

750ML    
Sku: 052398

Review
GRAPE: 100% Garnacha planted in 1962 (49 year old vines) head pruned, dry farmed organically grown yielding 18 hl/ha. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: 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, and it will also pair well with burgers, burritos, empanadas, Panini sandwiches and other casual foods you're likely to find at the beach or on the deck. VINIFICATION AND AGEING: 6 months in stainless steel tank with lees. PRODUCTION: 7,000 cases LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE: The vineyards are located in the Cap'anes district of Montsant (Zone 5) at 520 meters elevation (1,706 ft), the most distinctive factor of Pinyolet. It's a unique place where the mountains that surround these vineyards create a vacuum of wind from the Mediterranean, making this “corner” a cooler, drier environment than neighboring vineyards within Montsant. In addition to the windy condition, the altitude contributes to a remarkable contrast of day/night temperatures, which allows the Garnacha grapes to ripen at a slower pace, and gives them great aromatic purity. The soils are composed of clay, volcanic slate, limestone and Pinyolet stones, responsible for the mineral flavors of these wines. The subsoil is all limestone. The clay contributes power and volume while the limestone gives the wine expressive floral and fruit aromas, finesse and complexity. The area's climate is High Mediterranean, markedly cooler than the Priorat region, situated at a lower elevation. The rainfall in this area is low (504 mm, or 20 inches, per year). The area's climate during the active period of the vine from April-October is moderate (68'F). TASTING NOTES Bright ruby. Bright raspberry and blackberry on the nose. Jammy red and dark berry flavors are lifted by gentle acidity, picking up spiciness with air. Finishes broad and smooth, with good length. Notes by Josh Raynolds Sept/Oct

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Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub-Region: Montsant
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Type: Still wine

Reg. $16.99

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