Bodegas Pirineos is a leading 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 winemaking. 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. This fragrant white is 100% Gewurztraminer, a grape that thrives in the cooler, mountainous region of Somontano.
A pale straw-yellow in colour. On the nose, notes of jasmine, honeysuckle, ripe peaches and sweet spice. On the palate, gently aromatic at first but becoming dry and crisp on the mid-palate with flavours of lemon and lime with a mineral backbone and bracing acidity. The finish is elegant and crisp. Asian fish dishes required! Try with fried calamari with a coconut dip, Thai clams in yellow curry sauce with basil and red chilli or stir-fried tamarind shrimp.