Wine & Spirits features BUIL & GINÉ as a World Top Winery by its exceptional performance
Giné Giné 2018, amongst 2021 Best Wines & a Best Buy with 95 points
BUIL & GINÉ has been selected one of the world’s Top Wineries for its outstanding performance in Wine & Spirits blind-tastings this year. To be included in the Top 100 Wineries means having wines rated with the highest scores and the most consistent showing throughout the year. These are recognized in the magazine’s Top 100 Wineries of the year issue, which will be released mid-October. The Wine & Spirits panel and critics yearly blind taste more than 11,000 wines from around the world, presenting a selection of the most distinctive. As such, Giné Giné 2018 has obtained 95 points being selected amongst this year best 100 wines -“Top 100 Wines for 2021”- and a “Best Buy”.
This is the 8th time that BUIL & GINÉ has received this distinction, which, from the winery is received as a sign of the perseverance pushed from teamwork to make elegant, versatile and honest wines -representative of their origin and the philosophy of the brand. A reality also determined by the trust and commitment of customers and consumers.
Being the only producer in Priorat and Catalunya granted with this distinction by Wine & Spirits, BUIL & GINÉ shares positioning with seven wineries in Spain of the standing of R. López de Heredia, Tempos Vega Sicilia and Marqués de Murrieta. And worldwide, E. Guigal, Penfolds, Champagne Bollinger and Krug, just to mention a few.
BUIL & GINÉ, wines with a story that score high
Three BUIL & GINÉ wines have been high rated: Giné Giné 2018 has received 95 points, and both Joan Giné 2015 and the Pleret 2012 have been recognized with 94 points. To point out is that these three wines have a different tasting profile and character.
Giné Giné, pure Priorat in a Top 100 wine
With an outstanding score of 95 points, Giné Giné 2018 has been unveiled “Best Buy” and one of the “Top 100 Wines for 2021”. Fruit forward and mineral, this red wine is produced after a long skin maceration of Grenache and Carignan from old-vines in different areas in Priorat. As of Wine & Spirits: “A wine like Giné Giné benefits from blind tasting, especially if the purpose of that tasting is to find wines, regardless of price, that speak of their origin. Everything about this wine is pure Priorat: its half Grenache and half Carignan, both grown in Llicorella soils by the Giné family, long-time farmers in Gratallops with 79 acres of vines, who made this blend as their first wine in 1996. They ferment the fruit from individual parcels as whole berries in stainless steel without added yeasts, take it through malolactic in barrels, then blend and return it to stainless steel for aging. Their 2018 is black mineral juice: It tastes as if there were a gash cut in the Priorat hills and blackcurrant juice came welling out of the schist. Give it a day of air and the wine’s delicacy begins to shine, layered in sunny fruit and herbs, hard to resist”.
Joan Giné, Buil & Giné’s trade mark
Joan Giné 2015 vintage has scored 94 points. Buil & Gine’s classic interpretation of Priorat is described here as “a top selection from the Giné family’s vineyards in Gratallops, this is mostly Grenache and Carignan, with 15 percent 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”.
Pleret, schist- and-blueberry grandeur to enjoy slowly
Pleret 2012 has obtained 94 points. This high-end red wine is a blend of Grenache and Carignan from centenary old-vines. It is a wine that encapsulates complexity and knowledge, to enjoy long (pleret in Catalan stands for slowly): “While the varietal blend of Pleret is similar to that of Joan Giné (also recommended here), this wine ages in French oak only, and longer in bottle, with a later release. It’s used that time to develop a schist- and-blueberry grandeur, the tannins still powerful, though cushioned by the fruit, the lasting fragrance with berries and herbal richness. It feels more ambitious than the Joan Giné and no less beautiful for it”.