Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate: "The superb 2020 Planetes de Nin Clàssic is very elegant and ethereal, the finest vintage for this cuvée from four hectares in Porrera, which in 2020, the year of mildew, was 69% Garnacha Tinta, 12% Garnacha Peluda and 19% Cariñena. The grapes fermented with full clusters and stems with indigenous yeasts in 3,200-liter oak foudres, where the wine matured for 18 months. It was bottled into 9,432 bottles in September 2022. Brilliant!
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. - Importer
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