Bodegas Ossian

Bodegas Ossian is a joint venture between Ismael Gozalo and Pago de Carraovejas, the Ribera del Duero winery owned by Jose Maria. Ossian is located in the town of Nieva, Segovia. The wines are made from 20 to 200 year old ancient pre-phyloxera Verdejo vines, farmed organically, and planted at the highest altitude of all of the villages in the DO Rueda. This was the first winery to receive Organic Certification in Rueda. French winemaker Pierre Millmann, has made the wines since the first harvest in 2005, applies a Burgundian philosophy to making their prduction. The owners felt the restrictive outdated rules of the Rueda region inhibited their ability to produce the highest quality wines, so they opted to leave the Rueda DO and sell their wines as Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon.

Quintaluna

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. 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. 

Reviews:

"Aromas of peaches and minerals follow through to a full body, bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Steely undertone. Pure verdejo. Drink now. " ~ 92, James Suckling July 2015

Price: Fl $160, 2cs $152, 4cs $144