NIN ORTIZ PLANETES DE NIN 2017

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Grape/Varietal :  Granacha, Carignan Color : Red
Origin : Spain Bottle Size : 75cl
Region : Priorat ABV : 14.5%
Vintage : 2017 Natural Factor: Biodynamic

 

Wine Insight

After obtaining a degree in Biology at the University of Barcelona then
a subsequent degree in Enology – with an emphasis on biodynamic and
organic viticulture – at the Public University of Tarragona, Ester Nin took
a position at Mas Martinet in Porrera in 2001. Raised in the Alt Penedès,
she felt right at home in the Priorat, eventually becoming the viticulturist
for Daphne Glorian at Clos i Terrasses where she supervised the transition
of the vineyards to biodynamic farming. Falling in love with the rugged
slopes, rocky soils and ancient vines of the region, in 2004 Ester bought a
1.5 ha. parcel of old vine Garnatxa Negre, Peluda and Carinyena in Mas
d’En Caçador– the famed vineyard on the border between Porrera and
Gratallops. At 650 meters above sea level, this site is one of the highest in
the Priorat and its north-facing slopes are pure blue and black schist soil.
About the same time, Carles Ortiz, a native of Barcelona and a trained
Enologist in his own right had purchased nearly 5 hectares of vineyard
land in the nearby site of Finca les Planetes. In 2008 Ester and Carles
married and merged their properties. With two viticulturists devoted to the
principles of biodynamics, the farming at Familia Nin-Ortiz only employs
organic materials in their vineyards, sprayed biodynamic infusions, and
applications of their own compost. They are members of Nicolas Joly’s
organization, “La Renaissance des Appellations,” and share their knowledge
with neighbors interested in pursuing the transition to biodynamic farming.
The goal at Familia Nin-Ortiz is to produce elegant wines so extraction is
also natural, occurring without aggressive manipulation of the cap. Aging
takes place in primarily neutral vessels so the purity of the site can be
preserved.

Planetes, not unexpectedly, comes from Finca Les Planetes, where Carles
Ortiz purchased and renovated a northeast-facing, nearly 5ha plot of vines
on schist soils on the outskirts of the village of Porrera. Planetes is a
blend of young-vine Garnatxa Negra and Carinyena that is harvested by
hand, partially destemmed (30%), fermented with indigenous yeasts and
aged in foudre and amphorae. The freshness and brightness of Planetes
is a testament to the relatively cooler, northeast-facing aspect of the site
as well as the hands-off approach that Carles and Ester take in the cellar.

Pairs Well With:
Spainish Chilindron

Sounds Like:
Meltt - SOS


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