Bodegas Ossian

Quintaluna

2020
Castilla y León
Spain
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O-see-YAN Keen-ta-LOO-na
Varietal
Verdejo
$24
Flavors & Quality
Lemon Lemon
Pear Pear
White Flowers White Flowers
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COLOR
Pale Straw Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Verdejo
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Why this wine made the cut…
Elegant, balances tension and heft, complex and layered, i.e. punches well above its weight.
Castilla y León, Spain
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Verdejo
100% Ver-DAY-ho
Verdejo may not be very well known internationally, but is a white grape varietal in the Rueda, in Castilla Leon in northern Spain, making high quality, dry, aromatic wines. In their youth, the wines have crisp acidity with refreshing flavors of citrus, including lemon, lime, and grapefruit, herbs, and citrus blossom. With age, the wine becomes richer and nuttier with bitter almond nuances/ bitter almonds.
Country / State
Spain
Region
Castilla y León
Producer
Bodegas Ossian
Vintage
2020
Bodegas Ossian crushing grapesBodegas Ossian crushing grapes

Bodegas Ossian

Castilla y León, Spain

The Ossian project was launched in 2005 to explore the potential of 100-200-year-old pre-phylloxera verdejo vines located in Nieva, a commune in the northern province of Segovia, Spain. 

Bodegas Ossian VineyardsBodegas Ossian Vineyards
Harvesting grapes at Bodegas OssianHarvesting grapes at Bodegas Ossian

The estate is certified organic, grapes are hand-picked, and vinification is done using native yeasts within a mixture of both wood and stainless steel. The wines are then aged several months on the lees to add complexity and texture to the wine. 

Ossian showcases the potential of verdejo to make refreshing yet complex and elegant wines that combine ripe citrus fruit and minerality.