£15.44/ 0.75 L btl
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Quintaluna is a wine with a fruit-forward, clean nose, yet avoiding any hint of tropical fruits. Its aromas are rather of white flowers, stone fruit (peach) and citrus fruit (lemon and mandarin), although not intensively so, since the winery's aim is to concentrate on bringing out and to the fore the wine's nuances and finesse rather than displaying aromatic potency.
There is complexity on the palate, with an intensity bestowed by low-yield pre-Phylloxera vines, revealed as a certain oiliness and depth. Its natural, fine acidity is displayed clearly in the freshness and lengthy finish. It comes over very obviously as a product of the Verdejo grape, with aromas typical of the variety, such as almond and ripe fruit. Also exhibited are pleasant, fresh herbaceous nuances on a background of aniseed hints. This is an elegant wine with personality that stands out in its price bracket.
Quintaluna is produced from 60% Verdejo grapes grown on extremely old, ungrafted, pre-Phylloxera vines, and 40% young-type grapes from trellised vines, certified as organic and low-yielding.
Ageing: This wine is not barrel-aged to maintain freshness. However, to increase complexity and give it the opportunity to evolve in bottle, it remains in the tank on its lees for two months, with occasional stirring of the lees. After this period of resting on its lees, the wine is clarified and lightly filtered. Bottling took place at the beginning of March 2011.
Smoked / Rice with fish / Salads with flowers / Canapés
- Soil:Calcareous-clay / Gravel surface
- Yields:Low yields
- Vinification material:Stainless steel
- Ageing period:2 months
- ViewStraw yellow / Greenish glints
- Bouquet:Flowers / White fruit / Moderately aromatic
- Mouth:Structured / Elegant / Unctuous
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 7ºC and 10ºC
- Decanting:Decanting isn't required
Was slightly surprised to be introduced to this by the somellier at Arzak in Donostia - I said 'really?', the guy said 'really...' He is right.by: Chris Marshall (20/05/2018)
Reviewing is so much about personal taste and expectation so can only ever really be a personal perspective. Depending on your price point for most I guess this will either me a 'good bottle' for better occasions, or a good quality day to day wine, as is the case for me. As such I have no complaints. It is how I like my white wine: crisp, little bit of a tang to the tongue, and equally drinkable as a stand alone drink, or with food.by: Oscar (25/09/2017)
Very good white wine, give it a try and you won't regret it. Also, have a good price for the quality.by: vhlb43 (12/07/2017)
Excellent value for money. Fruity yet dry, drink it very cold. Delicious with salmon or white meat. Also really good as an aperitif.by: Jonathan (04/03/2017)
Impressive white wine
After drinking a bottle of Ossian in a restaurant I looked into this winemaker and found this well priced Verdejo. Very good value
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...