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:
-Vinous Media, March '21 gave 91 points to Buil & Giné 2018 Giné Giné . "Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Lively scents of ripe red and blue fruits, lavender and smoky minerals, along with a touch of cracked pepper. Seamless and energetic on the palate, offering spice-laced black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Closes on an appealingly sweet note, with well-knit tannins and repeating spiciness.”
-Wine & Spirits, Oct '20 gave 93 points to Buil & Giné 2017 Giné Giné . “Xavi Buil founded Buil & Giné in 1998, taking inspiration for the name from the surnames that have been passed down by the six generations of his family that have grown up in Priorat’s vineyards. Buil works mainly with garnacha and cariñena, the two varieties making up this cuvée in equal proportions. Its initial aroma is intoxicating—rosy and perfumey, with notes of black cherry and cacao—and its luscious yet firm structure will please a Priorat novice and connoisseur all the same.”
-Washington Wine Blog, Jan '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”