D.O. PRIORAT - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O.Q. Priorat, Vila de Gratallops.
Grapes: 45% Red Garnacha, 40% Cariñena and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Soil: Llicorella (Slate).
Vinification: Varietals fermented separately in new and second use 300L French Oak barrel. Temperature controlled, long maceration (approximately 24 days).
Aging: Aged in 300L American and French oak barrels for 12 months. Followed by ‘coupage’ and bottling.
Nose: Rich with black fruits, figs, mint, and sweet pepper. Well combined with oak flavors like vanilla, toasted dry fruits, and truffle. Ripe grape bouquet typical of the Priorat Garnacha and Cariñena varieties.
Taste: Structured wine with strong, but pleasant tannins, and mineral notes that come from soil.
Color: Dark ruby red.
Gastronomy: It combines well with red meats and in general with foods with a high protein content. Also, with certain cured cheeses and foie.
Suggestion: Open and decant 30 minutes before drinking.
“Our soul. Our origin. Our grandfather”
This wine is considered to be the star wine and is the perfect representation of Buil & Giné. A wine that is important enough to bear the name of our grandfather. He was dedicated to the wine culture, education and development of wine in Priorat.
Talking About the Wines:
-International Wine Report, Oct '22 gave 92 points to Buil & Giné 2015 Joan Giné. “This blend of Garnacha, Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot offers an inviting complex nose of red plum, dark tree bark, sweet baking spice, vanilla, and a breeze of salty air. BIG on the palate – big tannin, big acid, big structure, long finish. Richly fruited with red plum and blueberry, a dust of brown sugar and cinnamon. Enjoy as is for approximately 5 more years or give it 10-15 to see what wisdom it offers with a little age.”
- Dr. Owen Bargreen, Oct '21 gave 92 points to Buil & Giné 2015 Joan Giné.
“Rich and nicely textured, the 2015 ‘Joan Gine’ delivers beautiful range on the palate from red raspberry coulis to white pepper and tobacco leaf, as well as cran-pomegranate flavors that all dazzle on the mouth. Bright, with great tension, enjoy this beautiful wine over the next decade.”
- Wine & Spirits Magazine, Oct '21 gave 94 points to Buil & Giné 2015 Joan Giné. “A top selection from the Giné family’s vineyards in Gratallops, this is mostly garnacha and carignan, with 15 percent provided by cabernet sauvignon and merlot. It ferments in French oak barrels, then ages in a mix of French and American oak barrels for 12 months. The fruit is robust enough that the oak aging refines the tannins without providing overt flavors. In fact, it’s fresh and open enough to serve with grilled swordfish and black-olive tapenade or, if you prefer, beef carpaccio rubbed with thyme. The red forest-berry flavors and raw meat notes provide highlights and depths to the structure of the wine, resonant and long.”