Planetes de Nin 2019 · Buy it for £34.31 at Vinissimus
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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

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.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

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

Ratings and awards

201894 PK
201795 PK
201695+ PK
201595 PK
201494 PK
201393+ PK
PK: Parker

Customer reviews

3.6/5
5 reviews
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Wine making

Ageing period18 months
Type of woodFoudre

The winery

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 (from...

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