2013 Nin Ortiz "Planetes" Garnatxes i Carinyenes em Amfora Priorat

SKU #1263838 91 points Jancis Robinson

 Brilliant ruby. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by hints of candied flowers and smoky minerals. The juicy, focused and pure palate reveals intense red fruit preserves and spicecake flavors, with a deepening bitter chocolate note. Palate-staining, but lithe and graceful, with no excess weight. Fine-grained tannins give shape and late grip to the sweet, floral and very long finish. (JR)  (1/2016)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 There are two new amphora wines here, both from the same vineyard, the same vilification and aging but one pure Garnacha and this one which is a blend of Garnacha and Cariñena. The 2013 Planetes de Nin Garnatxes i Carinyenes en Amfora matured in clay amphorae and was bottled with a low dose of sulfur. Curiously enough I found a more evolved nose, but at the same time cleaner and more focused fruit compared with the unsulfured Garnacha wine. This is somehow musky, with notes of plums and cherries, an earthy touch but it has more zip in the palate, is fresher and shows more juiciness, better overall balance and precision. 900 bottles produced. (LG)  (6/2015)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/24/2016 | Send Email
Based in the Priorat village of Porrera, Ester Nin and Carles Ortiz have steadily plied their craft over the past 12 or so years, and these days are making some of the most delicious and exciting wines in Priorat. They are as deep into organic viticulture, carefully made compost, and plowing by mules as they are into expressing the fruit of their labor carefully in the cellar. This has lead to a preference for larger foudres and occasionally amphorae, as is the case for this bottling. It is tough to find Priorat as carefully made, from the vineyard to the bottle, as it is here. And it absolutely shows in the quality of the wine.

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- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.


Alcohol Content (%): 14.5