Bodegas Pirineos is a leading Spanish cooperative situated in Somontano in the foothills of the Pyrenees of northern Spain ('Somontano' means 'foot of the mountains'). Somontano has developed into a significant force within the Spanish wine industry, with a wide range of wine styles and is one of the few wine-producing areas of Spain to have adopted a modern approach to wine making. Founded in 1993, there are now 200 skilled viticulturists who contribute to the Pirineos cooperative and the vineyards are among the oldest in the region. The wines, by turn, are of the highest quality. Moristel is very rarely bottled as a single varietal so this is a highly unusual red.
A bright, ruby-red in colour. On the nose scents of black cherry, cola, and white chocolate. On the palate the wine is smooth and velvety in texture with a pronounced acidity and a youthful freshness which has all of the ingredients to develop further in the bottle. The makers suggest that you serve this highly individual wine slightly cool but not chilled. Try with Banderillas Tapas (green olives, gherkins, onions and pimenta), queen scallops with chorizo or pan-fried garlic chicken with sundried tomatoes.