Planetes Clàssic, Família Nin-Ortiz
This is arguably the best vintage yet of a classic Priorat from one of the region's best and most sought-after producers, which has gained critical plaudits left right and centre. Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Peluda and Cariñena grapes from a four-hectare plot in Porrera are fermented with full clusters and stems using indigenous yeasts in large oak foudres, where the wine matures for a further 18 months. The word ‘classic’ in the name represents Carles and Ester's opinion that classic Priorat is made from a blend of these three varieties and some use of stems: this is Priorat as it's meant to taste. Intense pale ruby in colour and offering a complex bouquet of ripe dark fruits like blackberry, black cherry and plum, along with notes of dried thyme and rosemary, liquorice, graphite and a signature earthiness. On the palate it is full-bodied with soft, velvety tannins that produce a pleasing grip, undercut by a refreshing acidity typical of the Nin-Ortiz style. Rich layers of dark fruit unfold as it opens up, accompanied by touches of spices like black pepper and cloves. The unique 'Llicorella' soil provides a pronounced minerality, adding depth and complexity, and the finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression. All in all, an absolute gem, embodying depth, concentration and complexity. Drink 2024-2035+
Nin-Ortiz is a simple, no-fuss, small estate in Priorat, which produces wines from biodynamic methods that prioritise healthy fruit with minimal chemical intervention. Ester Nin and Carles Ortiz have gained a reputation as exceptional producers in the region, producing wines that stand out with remarkable purity, freshness and energy that sets them apart. They represent the new wave of Priorat's wine style, focusing on freshness and indigenous varieties with greater regional typicity.
Origin: Priorat, Spain
Grape varieties: 69% Garnacha Tinta, 12% Garnacha Peluda, 19% Cariñena
Food pairings: Roast meat, Stews, Aged Cheeses, Game, Dark Chocolate
Bottle size: 75cl
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