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Ossian 2021


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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%
Production40,000 bottles

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Deep yellow / Clean / Bright
Stone fruit / Citrus fruits / Toasty notes / Dried fruit and nuts
Creamy / Spicy notes / Voluminous

Drinking and storing

Serve between 12ºC and 14ºC

Food pairing

Oven-baked fish / Fish stew / Smoked

Ratings and awards

202094 PK
201993 SK93 WS
201893 PK93 SK
201790 PK
201693 PN
201494 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: SucklingWS: Wine spectator

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The eponymous 2020 Ossian was produced with Verdejo grapes from old, organically farmed vines around the village of Nieva (Segovia), a zone where phylloxera didn't reach. They consider 2020 their finest vintage to date, with a big change from 2018 and when they have achieved a much better understanding of their vineyards. It has notes of pit fruit and sweet spices, with good weight on the palate, moderate alcohol (13.5%) and ripeness and good freshness and balance. It's serious and with potential to develop in bottle. 80,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2023)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 94 PARKER

Customer reviews

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Ageing period9 months
Barrel ageNew and semi-new
Type of woodFrench oak


Vine age100 years
SoilSandy loam / Pebbles
YieldsLow yields
Surface area26.00 hectares

The winery

Ossian Vides y Vinos

Ossian Vides y Vinos

Founded in 2005, Ossian joined the Alma Carraovejas group in 2013. They own 40 hectares of exceptional vineyards in Nieva, the highest point in the Rueda DO appellation at altitudes between 840 and 930 metres. Old pre-phylloxera ungrafted vines between 100 and 200 years old, which survived the phylloxera plague thanks to the sandy soils, produce small bunches of extremely high quality tiny grapes. The winery also has a few slate vineyards and old riverside...


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