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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

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Straw yellow / Greenish glints
Bouquet
Moderately aromatic / Flowers / White fruit
Mouth
Unctuous / Structured / Elegant

Drinking and storing

Serve between 7ºC and 10ºC

Food pairing

Smoked / Canapés / Rice with fish / Salads with flowers

Ratings and awards

202192+ PK
202092 PK
201991 PK
201891+ PK
201692 PK
201591 PK90 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2020 Quintaluna is pure Verdejo from small plots on sandy soils in the province of Segovia, fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. They still use grapes from external suppliers but are working toward using 100% their own grapes (which they might achieve in 2023); therefore, the wine is not certified organic, because some of the vineyards from the growers are not certified. It has a balsamic nose reminiscent of bay leaf, dried yellow flowers, chamomile and pollen intermixed with pit fruit. It has a dry palate and a chalky texture, with balance and finesse, with moderate ripeness and 13.5% alcohol. 110,000 bottles.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2023)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 92 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.3/5
18 reviews
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Winemaking

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period2 months

Vineyards

SoilCalcareous-clay / Gravel surface
ClimateContinental
YieldsLow yields
Surface area17.00 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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