D.O. PRIORAT - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O.Q. Priorat, Vila de Gratallops.
Grapes: 50% White Garnacha, 25% Macabeo, 20% Viognier and 5% Pedro Ximenez and Muscat.
Soil: Llicorella (Slate).
Vinification: Grape varieties are harvested at their best ripening time. Each varietal is fermented separately in new 600L French oak barrels with bâtonnage.
Aging: Aged six months in a barrel and then bottled.
Nose: White flowers, honeysuckle, apricot, yellow pears, Meyer lemon with mineral undernotes and baking spice.
Taste: Dry white wine with a mineral background, notes of ripe fruit and buttery texture that comes from the lees and bâttonage.
Color: Light gold with yellow rim.
Gastronomy: Paired well with roasted chicken and game birds, shellfish and rich fish dishes.
“Our soul. Our origin. Our grandfather”
The star white wine of Buil & Giné. Joan Giné Blanc is showcasing the white grapes from Priorat and their power. Joan Giné was dedicated to the wine culture, education and development of wine in Priorat.
Talking About the Wines:
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept ‘22 gave 93 points to 2019 Joan Giné Blanc (white). “The 2019 ‘Joan Gine’ combines mostly Garnacha Blanca (50%) with smaller parts Macabeo, Viognier and a dash of Pedro Ximenez and Muscat. Stored in barrique for six months prior to bottling, this delivers amazing aromatic range from pink grapefruit blossom to white peach, honeydew melon and salted Marcona almond. The palate offers serious weight and underlying acidity, with a lengthy finish. Refined and elegant, this is stunning wine to consume now and over the next decade.”
-A View from the Cellar, May ‘22 gave 90 points to 2019 Joan Giné Blanc (white). “The 2019 Blanco from Joan Giné is composed from a blend of Garnaxta, Macabeu, Viognier and Pedro Ximénez, all grown on the beautiful slate soils of Priorat. The wine is barrel- fermented and comes in at 14.5 percent octane in the 2019 vintage. It delivers a deep and complex nose of pear, green olive, tart orange, raw almond, a touch of grassiness, spring flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and new oaky in personality, with a good core of fruit, sound framing acids for the near-term and a bit of oak tannins perking up the long, slightly warm finish. This is one of the best white wines I have ever tasted from Priorat, but it has enough new oak to it that I think one will be well-served to drink it on the younger side, as the wood may get a bit obtrusive with bottle age.”