D.O. PRIORAT - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O.Q. Priorat, Vila de Gratallops.
Grapes: 85% Garnacha and 15% Merlot.
Soil: Llicorella (Slate).
Vinification: Fermentative cryo-maceration at 46º, and alcoholic fermentation at 64º in stainless steel containers. Once fermentation is completed, the wine is allowed to rest for two months before bottling.
Nose: Fresh raspberry and dried cranberry, fresh flowers and herbs with mineral notes.
Taste: Very aromatic and complex at the same time. Absolute predominance of red fruits and flowers, silky and mature.
Color: Light salmon pink.
Gastronomy: Salads with little vinegar or lemon, spicy dishes, pickled foods, poultry, seafood, and green vegetables.
Buil & Giné Rosat was the first rosé made from Priorat.
Talking About the Wines:
-Washington Wine Blog, by Dr Owen Bargreen, March '20 gave 91 points to Buil & Giné 2018 Giné Rosat. "The ‘Gine Rosat’ Rose is a thrilling new wine from this great Priorat estate. The freshness and wonderful sense of minerality entices, as its silky texture and soft mouthfeel combines with the delicate red fruit, orange rind and wet stone flavors. I love the combination of viscosity and tension here. Drink 2020-2025."
-Vinous Media “2019 Rosé Round up”, by Josh Raynolds, Aug ’19 gave 90 points to Buil & Giné 2018 Giné Rosat. "Lurid pink. Vibrant red berry and floral scents show very good clarity and pick up spice and mineral nuances with air. Fleshy and energetic on the palate, offering zesty raspberry and pomegranate flavors and a touch of spicy white pepper. Lingers with impressive tenacity and focus, leaving a suave floral pastille note behind."
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 91 points to Buil & Giné 2017 Rosat Giné. "Deep, bright-hued orange-pink. Dried cherry, redcurrant and a hint of orange zest on the herb- and spice-tinged nose. Chewy and broad on the palate, showing very good depth and a spicy edge to its bitter cherry and blood orange flavors which are sharpened by a jolt of white pepper. Finishes with very good persistence and solid grip, leaving a subtly sweet red fruit note behind."
-Vinous Media (Make Way for Even More Rosé), June ’18 gave 91 points to 2016 Giné Rosat. “Pale lurid red. Mineral-accented cherry, raspberry, candied rose, and a suggestion of orange zest on the deeply perfumed nose. Shows very good depth and energy to the sappy raspberry, and bitter cherry flavors, which pick up a minerally aspect as the wine opens up. Smoothly blends power, elegance, and finishes with strong mineral cut, and floral lift.”