Ossian is located in the heart of the Rueda DO, but the wines are classified as VT de Castilla y León. This vineyard is one of the oldest in Europe; the Verdejo vines grow across 222 acres in the province of Segovia, 99 acres are ungrafted pre-Phylloxera bush vines between 100-200 years-old, while the other 123 acres are young, organic trellised vines. From the start, Ossian stood out for its commitment to organic practices sticking to natural compost and plant extracts as its main growing tools.
Altitude 2,952 - 3,280 feet
The sandy soil in this area kept Phylloxera at bay in the late 19th century, while the slate, clay, and gravel blend allow for excellent drainage and provide the wines a unique structure and minerality.
Temperatures in the snowy winter can drop as low as 15° below, while the summers are dry with extreme heat. These severe conditions and dramatic contrasts contribute to the distinct, intense, balanced character of the wines.
Grown on a single 5-acre plot of un-grafted, pre-Phylloxera bush vines more than 200 years old, Capitel is living history of Segovian Verdejo. Barrel-fermented and aged 10 months on the lees with regular stirring, it is rich and elegant with exceptionally concentrated ripe fruit flavors, extraordinary minerality and hints of wild herbs and sweet spices.
95 Points - Vinous Media 2021
93 Points - Wine Advocate 2021
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast 2021
Produced entirely from un-grafted, pre-Phylloxera vines more than 150 years old, Ossian is a rich, polished expression of Segovian Verdejo. Barrel-fermented and aged 9 months on the lees with regular stirrings, it is an extraordinary complement to food with deep, nuanced flavors of ripe orchard and tropical fruits, roasted herbs and toasted vanilla spice.
From one of the oldest, un-grafted vineyards in Europe, Quintaluna is produced from both centenary and young, organic vines. Fermented in stainless steel and aged 9 month on the lees in stainless steel and oak, this is an exceptional wine for food pairing. Balanced, round and flavorful with vibrant citrus, orchard fruits, herbal notes and added complexity from the lees.
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