Família Nin-Ortiz’ prestigious Priorat wines are made by Ester Nin and her husband Carles. Ester’s day job is as viticulturist at Daphne Glorian’s Clos I Terrasses, and they share a commitment to old vineyard plots and biodynamic techniques. Ester bought a tiny parcel (less than 3 acres) of old vines on the steepest hillside slopes above the village of Porrera.
They farm using exclusively organically materials, biodynamic infusions and make their own compost. All the work is manual and fermentations are natural, taking place in neutral vessels such as foudre, demi-muid or amphorae, where the wines are also aged. These are incredibly pure, elegant, and balanced wines, with tons of ageing potential.
Made in tiny quantities from a single vineyard in Penedès called Selma de Nin. An equal blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, Chenin Blanc and Perellada Montonega, barrel fermented and very unique. Mineral, textured, and with terrific ageing potential.