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Planetes de Nin 2017

Planetes de Nin

2017
Priorat (Spain)
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Planetes is a coupage of Garnacha (60%) and Cariñena (40%), originating from the estate of the same ...

£29.41

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Planetes de Nin 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Planetes is a coupage of Garnacha (60%) and Cariñena (40%), originating from the estate of the same name, covering an area of 4 ha and facing eastwards. Moreover, it is Porrera's first Vi de Vila (Town Wine); in the style of the Crus from France, the new legislation (2009) of the Priorat DOQ recognises and accepts the region's different climatic areas with the aim of highlighting each one's characteristics, of both the winemaking and also the soil and climate.

In the case of Porrera, this is a particularly cool area, with no over-ripening, and you only have to open a Planetes to check this out and enjoy its sincerity, purity and balance, a veritable wine of the terroir, a true expression of the Priorat's historic varieties: the Garnacha and Cariñena.

The vines on the Finca Planetes estate are still fairly young, planted at the end of the 1990s, but the excellent characteristics of the area and terroir, and the care that both Ester and Carles devote to their cultivation and the whole wine-making process (certified organic agriculture and biodynamic methods), allow us to take pleasure in a wine that is extremely fine, elegant and complex, among the best Priorat wines in this price range.

We can perceive the purity of the fruit in its bright cherry colour, of medium depth, and in its freshness, in its fruit complexity (strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, even a touch of blood orange), its aromatic richness (nutmeg, balsamic hints, spices, fresh country herbs and flinty trace) and in its mineral character, so irrefutably typical of the area. It is pure and immediate but conceals a mysterious something, a special depth that we attribute to the intrinsic elegance of the Cariñena grapes and to Ester Nin's individual style - wines always feminine in essence, vigorous and delicate at the same time.

If you can get hold of a few bottles, don't think twice. Pure, elegant, fresh, direct and with a good life span, a wine that's none too easy to share. Always decant it and talk to it too.

Food pairing

Cooked sausages / Braised vegetables / Lamb / Roast chicken / To enjoy on its own / Roast suckling pig / Mediterranean cuisine / Brochette / Ox fillet

Production

BIODYNAMIC

    Recommendations

    • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

    Customer reviews

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    by: YJ (23/08/2018) - Vintage 2016

    simple & good structure

    a different vision of Priorat; the wine tends to have a smooth structure; ripen fruit indication and well integrated elements overall

    by: John Oddie (28/05/2018) - Vintage 2015

    Lovely wine fruity with nice acid and tannins and plenty of underlying flavour.

    I am real convert to Priorat wines and this is a fine example. Although quite high in alcohol content the wine has good depth and the mineral notes and the fresh fruity flavour is not overwhelmed. I like the fact that it is produced biodynamically which requires great attention to cultivation and soil management and results in a high quality ethically produced product.

    by: N1HES (11/03/2017) - Vintage 2014

    Lovely

    Ester Nin makes great wines of the more modern Priorate style. But then it is difficult to actually find a bad Priorate.

    Família Nin-Ortiz

    Família Nin-Ortiz

    Up until now, not many people have heard of Ester Nin, but this oenologist with roots in the Penedés region, who became established some years ago in the town of Porrera (Priorat), is the person whom Daphne Glorian has entrusted with looking after her highly prized vineyards at Clos i Terrasses since 2004. Returning to her own family business, Ester Nin and Carles Ortiz currently have two wines on the market, Nit de Nin (her first vintage was 2004) and Planetes de Nin (fro...