£34.31/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Planetes de Nin 2019
|Alcohol content i||14.5%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2019|
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.
Ox fillet / Roast suckling pig / Roast chicken / Braised vegetables / Lamb / Brochette / Mediterranean cuisine / Cooked sausages / To enjoy on its own
- Ageing period:18 months
- Type of wood:Foudre
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
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
Ester Nin makes great wines of the more modern Priorate style. But then it is difficult to actually find a bad Priorate.by: Miguel (30 May) - Vintage 2018
Esperaba mucho más de este vino. Soy amante de la biodinámica y llevo años siguiendo Nin Ortiz y sus cuidados en el viñedo, pero soy sensible a las Brettanomyces y este vino las tiene, y tapa la pureza que podría tener el vino y en su lugar deja un sabor no frutal y una textura áspera y ciertamente secante. Desde luego, puestos a elegir, prefiero muchos otros vinos del Priorat por el precio. Decepcionado.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
Wine from 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 (from...