Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin Blanca
In 2004 Ester Nin bought a 3 hectare parcel of old vine Garnaxta, Garnatxa Pelluda (hairy Grenache) and Carignan in Mas d’En Caçador, a very old 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 buttressed by ancient stone terraces providing a footing for the vines on this rocky llicorella soil. The soils help to drain water and retain heat during the day, releasing it by night. The climate is Mediterranean, with a high diurnal temperature variation, and the typical annual rainfall is around 400-600 mm.
"Cariñena Blanca is finally being considered as a grape to be allowed by the Priorat appellation thanks to the Nin-Ortiz family, who keeps producing their 2019 Planetes de Nin Carinyena Blanca with the obsession to have a white Priorat that keeps good acidity and is not heavy. So, they used plant material from 20 plants they found in the old vineyards to graft 100 plants in their Planetes property, and after the first trials, they regrafted another 3,000 vines. The wine is 13.15% alcohol and has a pH of 3.2 even in a warm year like 2019, when they picked the grapes during the first half of September. The clusters were pressed and left to macerate with the skins for 24 hours and the juice let to settle and put to ferment in 300-liter oak barrels with indigenous yeasts, a slow fermentation of between 40 and up to 180 days. The wine matured for nine months. The warm vintage made the grapes ripen properly, as Cariñena Blanca has difficulties ripening (this is the first time the wine is over 13%), and it has more flavors and aromas. It also has a little more volume and is textured and richer, with deep flavors while keeping the freshness and acidity and with a salty touch in the finish. 3,560 bottles were filled in June 2020." 94+ pts, Luis Gutiérrez, WA
|Grower||Familia Nin Ortiz|
|Custom Stock Status||Pre-Order|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||Duty Paid|
|Bottle or Case?||Price by the Bottle|
|Wine Type||White wines|
|Wine Style||Rich White|
|Winemaking||Biodynamic wines, Organic wines, Vegan wines, Vegetarian wines|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
Familia Nin Ortiz
Amazing Priorat vineyards of Ester Nin, winemaker at nearby I Terrasses
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