In Priorat, Spain, Grenache can reach amazing heights of concentration, structure and acidity due to a mixture of old vines planted on steep terraces with extremely low yields. These are wines that require something rich or equally intense to match the power that most achieve.
I find that great pairings for Priorat come off the grill, and when you combine that with the slight spice and sweet meat of sausage, it’s a match made in heaven. Grilled Sausage & Onion Panini is a perfect barbecue companion to a bottle Priorat.
2008 Buil & Giné Priorat Giné Giné - The nose showed intense blackberry and cherry with mocha, spice and melted black licorice. On the palate, it was medium-bodied, showing brisk, mouthwatering acidity and notes of spicy, sour red berries. The finish showed this wine's structure with a hint of drying tannin hanging on the palate.