Buil and Giné

The Buil and Giné family returned to their winemaking roots in the rapidly evolving Priorat region in 1996 and since then have expanded into neighboring Montsant, as well as Rueda and Toro. The defining thread linking their wines seems to be pure fruit expression, richness without heaviness and excellent price-quality ratio. Young Xavier Buil, the proprietor, shows an uncanny sensibility and instinct for proportion for one so new to the craft.

Wine label - Buil et Gine, Montsant 17XI

Wine Label - Buil & Gine Joan Gine

Available Wines

Buil & Giné 2006 Priorato ‘Pleret’ [6/750ml]

Crafted from the best selection of grapes at the estate, with an underpinning of 40 year-old Garnacha, this is as stylish and harmonious as top Priorato can be. It holds its 100% new French oak beautifully and promises a long future.

Buil & Giné 2008 Toro Buil

Xavi continues to make superb Toro, with a relative lightness of touch compared to the norms of the region.

Buil & Gine 2009 Toro Buil

Xavi continues to make superb Toro, with a relative lightness of touch compared to the norms of the region.

Buil & Giné 2010 Priorato ‘Joan Giné Roure Classic’

(45% Cariñena, 45% Garnacha, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) All of Xavi Buil’s hallmark qualities are here : sweet but not over-ripe fruit, frank but unexaggerated oak, relatively moderate alcohol and licorella tang. This is as sheerly drinkable as “classic” Priorato gets.

Buil & Giné 2011 Rueda Verdejo ‘Nosis’

It would be immodest of us to claim that this is the best Rueda that money can buy, but so many satisfied customers have said it that we at least allow ourselves to repeat the compliment. It is Xavi Buil’s conviction that only pure Verdejo yields a wine true to the region. In the face of this wine’s explosively musky nose, its suave texture enlivened by vivid acidity, and its prodigious palate coverage, there is little room for argument. A benchmark if ever there was one.

Buil & Giné 2012 Montsant ’17-XI’

(Garnacha, Cariñena and Tempranillo) It could be said that Montsant is to Priorato what Crozes is to Hermitage, except that it lacks nothing in the way of spectacular landscape. The main distinguishing feature actually is the soil, which is not licorella. Endowed with the kind of richness derived from old vines (maximum age 45 years) this beauty sings of stone fruits and a distinctive minerality.

Buil & Giné 2013 Rueda Verdejo ‘Nosis’

It would be immodest of us to claim that this is the best Rueda that money can buy, but so many satisfied customers have said it that we at least allow ourselves to repeat the compliment. It is Xavi Buil’s conviction that only pure Verdejo yields a wine true to the region. In the face of this wine’s explosively musky nose, its suave texture enlivened by vivid acidity, and its prodigious palate coverage, there is little room for argument. A benchmark if ever there was one.  ~WineWise

Buil & Giné 2014 Montsant ’17-XI’

It could be said that Montsant is to Priorato what Crozes is to Hermitage, except that it lacks nothing in the way of spectacular landscape. The main distinguishing feature actually is the soil, which is not licorella. Endowed with the kind of richness derived from old vines (maximum age 45 years) this beauty sings of stone fruits and a distinctive minerality.

Buil & Giné 2014 Priorato ‘Giné Giné’

(Garnacha, Cariñena) This unoaked old-vines cuvee remains an exceptional bargain in this pricey neighborhood. Bottled with screw-caps.

Buil & Giné N.V. Priorat Natur Vermut

Xavi turned a lot of heads when he unveiled this new product earlier this year. A dramatically flavorful and imposing Vermouth, this has proved a major hit with mixologists everywhere, who have warmed to its unusually dry and forceful flavour. The herbs are grown organically and macerated for two years in oak barrels before being blended with white Priorato wine. A solera system ensures uniformity of taste from bottle to bottle. Delicious neat, it will also elevate any cocktail to which it is added, whether a simple Martini or something more exotic.