2015 Familia Nin Ortiz Planetes De Nin PrioratBlend from Spain
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"Hailing from an 11 acre parcel in the village of Porrera. Farming: Biodynamic. Age of Vines: 80+ Years. Aging: 18 months in French oak, (65% new, 35% used). Planetes, not une...
- 95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The amazing 2015 Planetes de Nin is a blend of Garnacha and Cariñena that fermented in 3,200-liter French oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in a 3,000-liter oak vat for some 18 months. It starts as a closed and serious red, with great detail, poise and elegance, incredibly fresh for the conditions of the year, challenging the 2014 with freshness. It's fresh and mineral, elegant and perfumed, floral and nicely balanced on the palate. This has to be the finest Planetes to date. Bravo!
The Planetes range comes from a vineyard that they planted and therefore is 100% their responsibility; the other wines are produced with grapes from old vines. They work and live in the village of Porrera. They make characterful wines, among the best in Priorat."
"Hailing from an 11 acre parcel in the village of Porrera. Farming: Biodynamic. Age of Vines: 80+ Years. Aging: 18 months in French oak, (65% new,
35% used). Planetes, not unexpectedly, comes from the vineyard site, Finca les Planetes, where Carles Ortiz purchased and renovated an
east-facing, nearly 5 hectare plot of vines on schist soils on the outskirts of the village of Porrera. Both Ester Nin and Carles are proponents of
biodynamic farming and minimalist winemaking, believing that the duty of a vigneron is to get out of the way of terroir. Planetes is a blend of
Garnatxa Negra and Carinyena that is harvested by hand, destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in foudre. The freshness
and brightness of Planetes is a testament to the relatively cooler aspect of the site as well as the hands-off approach that Carles and Ester take
in the cellar.
After obtaining degrees in both oeneology and biology, Esther Nin began her career supervising wine projects across Spain. She bought a tiny parcel (less than 3 acres) of old vines on the steepest hillside slopes above the village of Porrera. The 2004 was her debut vintage, showcasing her remarkable skill and meticulous care for her vines. Esther shares her time as Clos Erasmus winegrower icon Daphne Glorian's right hand, as well as several additional consulting projects including Terra de Verema (Triumvirat & Corelium) and NUN in Penedes." -Importer
95 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice and anise|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak and mushroom|