Buil & Giné - Pleret 2013
Buil & Giné - Pleret 2013 (93/100 TSW)
A wine to discover and enjoy, which after opening (slowly) evolves in many flavors, layers and sensations ... a real experience that makes you aware of the essence of Priorat and its vines.
Variety: 85% Grenache and Carignan; and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Vineyard: Grenache and Carignan from 100-year-old vines. Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards between 20 and 25 years old, Syrah and Merlot from vineyards between 15 and 20 years old. All in the municipalities of Bellmunt del Priorat, La Vilella Baixa.
Vinification: The grape varieties are fermented separately. The maceration is long and takes place at a temperature between 26 ºC and 28 ºC. Then the malolactic fermentation takes place. Then the wine is aged in French oak barrels for about 10-14 months. It is blended, bottled and aged in the bottle for a minimum of 6-8 months.
NL Import: @prioratwines.nl
Price range: €52,-
My tasting notes:
In the glass an intense deep red color with bright and ruby reflections.
In the expressive nose notes of black fruits and red berries with earthy tones, leather and minerals, with a preponderance of ripe forest fruits, vanilla and slightly burnt overtones.
On the full palate, dry with medium acidity and medium(+) tannins. Elegant and balanced with an entrance of ripe dark fruit followed by a fresh palate with an unctuous, long finish with light cedar and spicy tones. A wine to enjoy by the fireplace with a good book.
To pair with: Meat and fish, salads with forest fruits, jams and soy. Also with non-citric and rather sweet desserts such as nougat, coulants, etc. It pairs excellently with sweet and sour contrasts, caramelized onions, soy, compotes, chocolate sauces, etc.
About the winery:
Buil and Giné is named for Xavi Buil’s grandfather, Joan Giné, who made wine and raised his son and grandson in these dramatic vineyards. The winery itself was established in 1998 in the heart of Priorat, Gratallops, among the steep slate strewn slopes that the region is famous for.