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Ossian 2016

Ossian

2016
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Ossian is a pure Verdejo, an impressive and individual white. The grapes originate from pre-phylloxe...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Ossian 2016

Type

White Barrel Aged

Wine region

Castile and León (Spain)

Grapes

Verdejo

Producer

Ossian

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Ossian is a pure Verdejo, an impressive and individual white. The grapes originate from pre-phylloxera vineyards grown organically in the village of Nieva, in Segovia. After fermentation, the wine is matured in oak vats in the old Monastery of El Parral, in an area of Rueda with the highest altitude. It appears the lovely colour of old gold and has a creamy nose revealing the combined aromas of recently-cut grass, orange peel and white flowers with toasty notes and hints of dried fruits and nuts derived from its ageing. On the palate it's very well-balanced, with extremely good acidity and very well-gauged oak. It's full, glyceric, spicy and has an elegant, intense finish. Always among Spain's best whites. Decanting is advisable.

Oven-baked fish / Smoked / Fish stew

  • Vine age:100 years
  • Soil:Sandy loam / Pebbles
  • Climate:Continental
  • Yields:Low yields
  • Ageing period:9 months
  • Barrel age:New and semi-new
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • ViewBright / Clean / Deep yellow
  • Bouquet:Toasty notes / Stone fruit / Citrus fruits / Dried fruit and nuts
  • Mouth:Spicy notes / Creamy / Voluminous
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 12º C and 14º C
  • Decanting:Decanting is recommended

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by: STB (10/10/2019) - Vintage 2016

Classy!

The more grown up sibling of the excellent Quintaluna, this is a very nicely made wine which I think has good body and elegance. Great with food or on its own, I have been enjoying at home and on visits to restaurants for some years now.

by: Ale (26/03/2019) - Vintage 2016

Outstanding white wine

My favorite Spanish white wine. Requires decanting. Incredible oily and multi-dimensional. Can drink as such or combine with fatty fish

by: Jalisco (07/10/2019) - Vintage 2016

Verdejo en estado puro

Había leído varías notas de cata y su reconociendo en distintos concursos y la verdad que ha sorprendido muy gratamente su color “oro” su paso por boca y ese final tan peculiar del verdejo.

by: Rosa Sepp (14/06/2018) - Vintage 2015

Mein Lieblingsweisswein

Der Ossian 2015 ist momentan mein absoluter Favorit unter den hochwertigen, im Barrique ausgebauten Weissweinen, weil er so intensiv fruchtig schmeckt.

by: Carlos Martín (05/03/2018) - Vintage 2015

En el top ten de los blancos españoles

Como siempre, en el top ten de los blancos españoles: elegante, untuoso, corpóreo y con un perfecto equilibrio entre fruta y madera. Ossian nunca defrauda.... .

Ossian

Ossian

Ossian started up in 2005 with some really exceptional vineyards: 40 ha of extremely old vineyards, located in the Nieva municipality, the highest in the whole denomination, at an altitude of between 840 and 930 metres. The grapevines are pre-phylloxera and ungrafted, with ages ranging between 100 and 200 years old, that were able to survive the phylloxera plague thanks to this area’s characteristically sandy soil, which prevented the disease from spreading; these are ung...