2019 Ossian Verdejo Agricultura Ecologica
The grapes are picked by hand and that is no mean feat because this is a very old vineyard (100-160 years) with vines that require kneeling. The wine is cooled after picking and fermented with its own native yeasts. After fermentation, the wine matures in barriques and foudres for 9-12 months and then the Ossian is bottle-aged for a year before it gradually becomes available. The Ossian is an expressive Verdejo wine and unique in its kind. White fruit with tropical notes, minerals, a hint of roasted tones and a great aftertaste. Highly stylized, complex nose with wild mushrooms, truffle, biscuit and roasted almonds. Received 94 Penin points and 93 points from James Suckling. The Ossian is a real Top Verdejo! and Ecological/organic - so tasty but offer is so limited!!
FACT: The single vineyard for the Ossian is not affected by grape aphid (pre-Phylloxera) and is therefore so old. this is because the louse moves through a system of tunnels in the ground. The soils of the Ossian and Ossian Capitel are so extremely sandy that the louse is unable to dig a tunnel (it collapses again) and that is why these vineyards are so extremely old and still completely authentic. Vegan certified
Ossian was founded by Javier Zaccagnini, also partner and director of Aalto in Ribera Del Duero, and Ismael Gazalo, whose family has been making wine in the region for years. The famous winery Pago de Carraovejas now owns Ossian and they have continued the trend in making absolute top quality wines. The extremely old Verdejo vineyards are located in the village of 'Nieva' and are located at 850 meters above sea level. The vines are between 100 and 160 years old making this the longest certified organic vineyard in Castilla y León. The vineyards are located on sandy soils, so the Ossian is still made from the original ungrafted authentic grape vines (so pre-Phylloxera). Ossian doesn't just make a Rueda like you find a dime a dozen. No, on the contrary, Javier hired a topoenologist from Burgundy. Together they vinify the small yield unique Verdejo in a Burgundian way, just like Pierre does with Chardonnay in Meursault and Puligny Montrachet. In some years a top-top cuvée is made 'Ossian Capitel'. In just a few years Ossian has become Spain's most respected white wine and also highly sought after and appreciated internationally.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Aged on wood, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|