Planetes de Nin Vi Natural de Garnatxes in Àmfora 2018 is made exclusively with Grenache from the Planetes Estate, located in Porrera. The grapes were harvested on September 19 with a yield of 15 hl per hectare. Although it was a year with mildew and botrytis among other diseases, the winery considers it to have been an exceptional vintage since, as it is a small project, they have been able to work in the vineyard with great precision. The vintage was exceptional, with a low level of rot and phenolic perfection, as well as a great balance between alcohol and acidity. The fermentation was carried out for 4 weeks with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks with a 7-month ageing in 700 and 1000 L. amphorae, without adding sulfur at any time. It was bottled in June 2019 with a production of 6,200 bottles of 75 cl and 200 magnums.
TASTING NOTES (Published in El Club November 2020)
Planetes de Nin Vi Natural de Garnatxes in Àmfora 2018 has a seductive garnet colour, very limpid and bright. On the nose it has loads of red and black fruit at its right point of ripeness, a floral point of violets and red licorice, citrus fruits and light hints of low Mediterranean forest such as rosemary and thyme and a slight woody touch. On the palate it is ethereal and succulent, like a freshly squeezed gooseberry juice, vibrant and pleasant. A silky texture envelops the palate and its impressive freshness invites you to take a second drink. An expressive and delicious wine, the perfect companion for cold cuts, cheese boards, light poultry, rice and mushrooms. To be enjoyed from now on and for the next 5 years, served slightly cool, between 14 and 16ºC, in the Old World Pinot Noir glass from the Veritas series by Riedel (449/07) or the Chianti glass from the Vinum series by Riedel (6416 /fifteen).
“Planetes de Nin Vi Natural de Garnatxes in Àmfora 2018 is a wine where fresh Garnacha fruit predominates, without ageing notes with wood because it has never had contact, with a great predominance of minerality notes and to give more complexity and round out the wine: the notes of the amphoras that transport us to the memories of the pitchers to drink fresh water in the sun. Cheers! ”, Defines Carles Ortiz.