Pinyolet Seleccion is produced from old Garnacha and Cariñena vines that are organically grown. The Masroig subzone of Montsant, were Pinyolet Seleccion is produced, is considered by the farmers of this region to have the best and oldest Cariñena vines.
A good pairing would be game birds like quail, pheasant, goose or duck, as well as roast chicken with garlic and dried herbs or roast pork tenderloin. Veal, pork or beef sausage prepared with savory herbs would also be a very good match.
Blend: 80% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena
"Slightly more expensive, the 2010 Pinyolet Seleccion is a blend of 80% old vine Grenache and 20% Carinena (from vines planted in 1945 and 1928 respectively). The wine was aged eight months in 2-year old French oak barrels. It exhibits copious notes of damp earth, forest floor, and a fiery, Graves-like, volcanic smokiness that comes from the vineyard’s soils. Rich, full-bodied and deep with plenty of kirsch, raspberry and black currant fruit characteristics, this mouthfilling red should drink well for 5-6 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby. Complex, perfumed bouquet displays scents of raspberry liqueur, fresh flowers, licorice and smoky minerals. Sweet and silky in texture, with juicy flavors of red berries, anise and tangy minerals. Very long and perfumed on the finish, with subtle tannins adding grip."
International Wine Cellar