D.O. PRIORAT - SPAIN
Available in screwcap and cork
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O.Q. Priorat, Vila de Gratallops.
Grapes: 50% Red Garnacha, 50% Cariñena.
Soil: Llicorella (Slate).
Vinification: Each parcel and varietal is fermented separately. Grapes are de-stemmed, whole berries put into large stainless-steel tanks. Spontaneous fermentation, free run juice. Each parcel is kept separate, malic-lactic fermentation done in barrique. Finished and blended together at the end.
Aging: After blending, the wine is put back into stainless steel and aged for 6 to 9 months, then bottled.
Nose: Fresh red cherries, red plums, dried flowers, and wet rocks.
Taste: Red fruit, intense notes of flowers and minerals from the soil. This wine is fresh, very fruity, and well balanced.
Color: Dark ruby with cherry rim.
Gastronomy: Made to accompany everything, but we could single out stews and casseroles, risottos, and spicy dishes.
Giné Giné is the first wine Buil & Giné ever made. It is said to be the “finest introduction” to the essence of Priorat. If you don’t know anything about the Priorat, or you do know it and you want to recover the essence, this is your wine. The wine is fresh, fruity with minerals, as a Priorat has to be. It is a wine made for all seasons.
Talking About the Wines:
-Washington Wine Blog, by Dr Owen Bargreen, March '20 gave 91 points to Buil & Giné 2017 Giné Giné. "An equal blend of old vine Grenache and Carignan, the 2017 ‘Gine Gine’ opens with very pretty red rose petals aromatics and shades of lavender that combine with the ripe red fruits and citrus rind tones that are woven together in the glass. The palate is soft, round and elegant, showing off a silky mouthfeel. Medium-bodied sour kirsch, cran-orange and sweet pipe tobacco flavors combine with the bright sense of minerality and silky mouthfeel. This is seriously good for the price. Drink 2020-2027."
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 91 points to Buil & Giné 2016 Giné Giné. "Bright magenta. Expressive, spice-tinged cherry, dark berries and fresh flowers on the perfumed nose. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering intense boysenberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that turn sweeter with air. Very nicely concentrated and showing no rough edges. Closes silky, mineral and long, leaving appealingly sweet red fruit and spicecake notes behind."
-Wine Spectator, Nov '18 gave 90 points to 2016 Giné Giné. "This red is dense yet lively, with floral and smoke notes that frame bright cherry and red plum flavors, backed by mineral, licorice and garrigue details. Bright acidity enlivens the silky texture, supported by well-integrated tannins. Cariñena and Garnacha. Drink now through 2028.”