Priorat wines long had a reputation for being
unobtainable as they were so expensive. However, Xavi Buil,
who leads the charge at Buil y Giné, is challenging this perception
with his classy and fabulous value wines which are fresher and more
appealing in style, with all of the spice, minerality and fruit
that are to be expected from this region.
Though winemaking is in the blood of the Buil y Giné families,
it was only in 1996 that they returned to winemaking to continue
the tradition that had been part of the family for so long.
The classic soils of Priorat - slate, shale and liquorella - are
poor soils for vigour but excellent for restricting yield and the
production of powerful, characterful wines.
The Buil y Giné vines are grown on granite soil. The vines are
cultivated on sloped terraces and the steepness of some terraces
needs to be seen to be believed!