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:
-Washington Wine Blog, by Dr Owen Bargreen, March '20 gave 93 points to Buil & Giné 2014 Joan Giné. "The 2014 ‘Joan Gine’ Priorat is a gorgeous offering by Buil & Gine. The wine is an impressive blend of 45% Red Garnacha, 40% Cariñena and equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that was aged in 300L American and French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. The freshness and bright red fruits really impress, as a light dusting of salinity collides with shades of black tea and exotic spices on the palate. With wonderful viscosity and acidity, the 2014 ‘Joan Gine’ will have a long life in the cellar. Drink 2020-2033."
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 92 points to Buil & Giné 2014 Joan Giné. "Deep, lurid ruby. Primary red fruit aromas and a sexy floral quality on the highly perfumed, smoke- and spice-accented nose. Smooth and concentrated on the palate, offering cherry liqueur, raspberry, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors that pick up succulent herb and mineral nuances as the wine opens up. Fleshy yet energetic in style, delivering impressive finishing punch and harmonious, slow-building tannins that don't detract from the wine's inviting fruit."
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 92 points to Buil & Giné 2013 Joan Giné. "Brilliant ruby color. Mineral-tinged dark berry and cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and candied flowers. Displays bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors that tighten up slowly and become sweeter with aeration. Nicely concentrated but lively in character, with powerful closing punch, sneaky tannins and lingering floral and spice flourishes."
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Oct ’18 gave 93 points to 2013 Joan Giné, wine is listed “Year’s Best Priorat & Monstant Wines”. “This is the flagship of Buil & Giné, a blend of equal parts garnacha and cariñena, from vines about 25 years old. Ten percent of the blend is cabernet sauvignon planted more recently. All of the vines grow on slate soils and the wine smells of stones more than fruit. It’s a compact expression of Priorat’s llicorella soils, intense, austere, and focused on its monolithic tannic structure. Give it at least ten years in the bottle to start expanding.”