Nin y Ortiz

Amongst the highest parcels of Priorat lie the parcels of Nin y Oritz, situated in Porrera with close proximity to Torroja. Ester Nin and Carles Oritz were indepent vignerons until their paths crossed in 2008. Ester arrived from Penedes to Priorat in 2001 and after several projects bought a small, steep parcel of 1 ha in 2004. This became the site of her first cuvée Nit de Nin which produced only 900 bottles in the first year. The vines are between 80-100 years old and the soils are licorella schist, which gives the wines their distinctive flint character.Carles had arrived in the region slightly earlier in 1998 and bought the parcel for Finca Les Planetes which he replanted according to biodynamic principles. In subsquent years, the pair have purchased a further 2 ha of neighbouring vines next to Nit de Nin bringing the total parcel to 3 ha. They have also started to produce a Garnatxes en amphora since 2013 and Selma de Nin from a parcel of Chenin Blanc, Marsanne, Parellada, Rousanne and Xarel-Lo. Like many of the World's great vignerons, they focus the majority of their energy in the vineyards, adopting vigorous biodynamic practices and allowing the grapes the freedom to decide their own path once they reach the cellar.