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Planetes Blanc

Família Nin-Ortiz

Planetes Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Carinyena Blanca
Age of Vines
10
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE) and biodynamic (La Renaissance des Appellations)
Soil
Schist
Altitude
350 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, crushed, 2 day maceration on the skins and stems, gentle pressing, natural yeast fermentation in neutral 300L French oak barrels
Aging
7 months in neutral 300L French oak barrels

Overview

When Carles Ortiz first replanted Planetes in 1988, he chose the lower slopes of this site for Cabernet Sauvignon. Unhappy with the results, he and Ester regrafted these vines to a massale selection of Carinyena from their vines in Mas d’En Caçador. In the following years, and much to their surprise, six of the newly grafted vines mutated into Carinyena Blanca. Recognizing the potential for the variety in the warm, dry climate of the Priorat, they continued to graft this selection and some additional massale selections of Carignan Blanc from the south of France. Now this lower section of Planetes totals 0.9 hectares. Starting in 2018, Carinyena Blanca has been authorized to carry the DOQ of Priorat.

Ratings & Reviews

94+

2019 Planetes Blanc

Source: WA

94

2018 Planetes Blanc

Source: WA

92

2017 Planetes Blanc

Source: WA

93

2016 Planetes Blanc

Source: WA

92

2015 Planetes Blanc

Source: WA

93

2014 Planetes Blanc

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Ester Nin & Carles Ortiz
  • Winemaker
    Ester Nin
  • Size / Elevation
    13 hectares / 400–650 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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