In a nutshell: A lean, elegant and eye-catching Catalan Pinot Noir from vineyards tucked away in the Pyrenees.
The lowdown: As a rule Spain is not somewhere you'd expect to see a good Pinot Noir, but the high altitude of the vineyards gives a much cooler climate than elsewhere in the country, yet plenty of sunshine ensures lovely ripe fruits. The result is that this Pinot might be described as maybe a touch more New World in style. Ripe red berry and strawberry fruits with hints of sweet spice. Medium bodied with a concentrated richness and balanced, fresh acidity. An excellent wine that is surprisingly well worth a try over an Aussie, Kiwi or Chilean alternative.
When to drink: With it's easy going nature it makes a good stand alone wine, but with food is ideal with pork and poultry and light spiced asian food.
Situated in the north western corner of Catalonia in the southern reaches of the Pyrenees not too far from Andorra their wines bear the DO Costers del Segre.
The object of the young winemakers who run the operation is to make wines that are fully expressive of the Pyrenees. Using the least amount of manipulation their aim is to produce delicate, but characterful wines from the mountain vineyards.