2020 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes Blanc

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2022

The 2020 Planetes de Nin Carinyena Blanca is 100% Carignan White (Cariñena Blanca or Carinyena Blanc!), depending on the market because the grape is still not admitted by the appellation. It has notes of quince, fennel...


Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2020 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes Blanc, a white wine that hails from the beautiful region of Catalunya in Spain. Crafted by the renowned producer, Familia Nin-Ortiz, this proprietary blend showcases the utmost dedication and expertise that goes into creating a truly exceptional wine.

In the glass, this white wine dazzles with its radiant golden hue, captivating the eyes and setting the stage for what lies within. The nose is greeted by a symphony of aromas, starting with enticing notes of quince and fennel. As the bouquet unfolds, hints of green apple, pollen, and dry yellow flowers emerge, adding layers of complexity and intrigue.

On the palate, the 2020 Planetes Blanc continues to impress with its remarkable depth and balance. Despite the challenges faced during the winemaking process, the alcohol content reaches the minimum requirement of 13%, showcasing the producer's commitment to excellence. The wine dances across the taste buds, offering a delightful array of flavors. The vibrant acidity and freshness create a lively sensation, while an almost salty finish leaves a lasting impression.

This wine's uniqueness lies in its use of Carignan White, also known as Cariñena Blanca or Carinyena Blanc, a grape variety that is not yet officially recognized by the appellation. It is this audacious choice that sets the 2020 Planetes Blanc apart, making it a true gem in the world of white wines.

With only 2,820 bottles produced, this wine is a rare find and a testament to the producer's commitment to quality over quantity. The 2020 Planetes Blanc is a testament to the potential of Carignan White as a weapon against climate change, showcasing its ability to thrive and produce outstanding wines.

In conclusion, the 2020 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes Blanc is a white wine that transcends boundaries and expectations. Its complex aromas, tantalizing flavors, and refreshing acidity make it a wine that will leave a lasting impression on any connoisseur lucky enough to experience it. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this wine is sure to elevate any occasion to extraordinary heights.