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Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo
Ossian Vides y Vinos
Spain - Castilla y Leon

Quintaluna expresses the genuine character and freshness of Verdejo. The grapes are sourced from a range of small vineyards across various towns in northern Segovia: Nieva, Aldeanueva del Codonal, Aldehuela del Codonal and Santiuste de San Juan Bautista. The vineyards are planted on sandy soils with a high codon content, bringing minerality, freshness and finesse to the wine. Most of the vines are ungrafted, dating back to the 19th century prior to the phylloxera epidemic having been protected from the devastating plague by its sandy soil. A smaller section of the vineyard is comprised of younger vines that are hand-selected and low-yielding.

Quintaluna offers aromas of white flowers, stone fruit (peach), citrus (lemon, mandarin) and hints of tropical fruits. The palate is complex, with bright acidity, and typical almond and ripe fruit flavors. A nice shade of fresh grass and aniseed on the finish.

 

 

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Verdejo
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
sandy
Vinification
Manual harvest. Sorting table selection, gentle destemmin and pressing using native yeasts, fermentation in small stainless steel tanks where the wine sat on its lees for nine months in those same tanks except a small portion that was fermented and aged in traditional barrels or large wooden Foudres.
Pairings

It pairs wells with all kinds of appetizers, entrees and salads.

Reviews and News

2019 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - JS

2019 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A full-bodied white with sliced apple, white pineapple, waxy lemon and some pear. Slightly waxy. Long and flavorful. An excellent example of verdejo. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (October 2020), 92 pts

2018 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - WE

2018 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - WE

"Waxy apple and melon aromas come with notes of white pepper and hot rocks. This is another in Ossian's line of oak-aged Verdejos from Segovia. It's full and rounded, with notable core acidity. Lightly spiced apple and saline flavors are leesy, while this plays out on the finish with oak and mineral notes. The wine comes from 150-year-old vines. Drink through 2022. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2021), 92 pts

2018 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2018 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Light, bright straw. Fresh pear, orange pith and a suggestion of pungent flowers on the powerfully scented nose, along with a building mineral nuance. Juicy and incisive in the mouth, offering Meyer lemon, pear and quince flavors accented by a spicy ginger flourish. Silky and focused on the finish, which shows powerful floral lift, minerally cut and impressive persistence. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2021), 92 pts

2018 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91+ PTS - WA

2018 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91+ PTS - WA

wa"The very tasty 2018 Quintaluna shows the new style in a cooler vintage where the wine achieved ripeness without excess, developed full aromas and flavors and retained good freshness. It's faintly varietal, still young, a little shy and complex. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019 after nine months with the lees, a small part with oak. - Luis Gutiérrez"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #255, June 2021), 91+ pts

2017 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 89 PTS - JD

2017 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Verdejo Quintaluna (100% Verdejo) offers a Chardonnay-like character with notes of honeyed orchard fruits, toasted nuts, and spice. Medium-bodied and nicely textured, with integrated acidity, it’s a food-friendly white to enjoy over the coming year or two."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts

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2015 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright yellow-gold. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe citrus and orchard fruits, honeysuckle and dusty minerals, and a hint of chamomile builds in the glass. Juicy, mineral-driven melon and peach flavors stretch out and deepen while maintaining energy. Closes minerally and very long, with a resonating floral note. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 91 pts

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2015 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 90 PTS - WS

2015 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"This rich white offers ripe pear fruit, accented by exotic mango and quince flavors and framed by vanilla and smoke notes. Tangy acidity balances the richness. A bold, modern style. Verdejo. Drink now through 2020. 3,000 cases made. - Thomas Matthews"
- Wine Spectator (April 30th 2017), 90pts

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2015 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 88 PTS - WE

2015 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Basic aromas of apple and melon feed into a solid round palate with good acidity. Salty flavors of popcorn and tropical fruits finish flush, balanced and with notes of melon and papaya."
-Wine Enthusiast (May 2017), 88 pts

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2014 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - JS

2014 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling logo 250"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."
- jamesuckling.com (July 2015), 92 pts

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2014 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"(aged in stainless steel tanks on its lees for a brief two months): Light, bright gold. Vibrant and minerally on the intensely perfumed nose, displaying an array of fresh citrus and orchard fruit aromas along with suggestions of fennel, quinine and jasmine. Sappy, penetrating and pure, offering zesty lime and pear flavors that deepen with aeration. The mineral quality drives a long, focused finish that leaves hints of pear skin and succulent herbs behind. This organically tended site, which has many vines that reportedly pre-date phylloxera, lies within the Rueda zone, in Nieva, but the bodega doesn't want to adhere to the D.O.'s regulations, hence the generic regional designation. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2016), 91 pts

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2013 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91 PTS - IWC

2013 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo - 91 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 91 pts"Light yellow. Spicy nectarine, melon, pear skin and honeysuckle aromas are energetic and bright. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, with fresh honeydew and pit fruit flavors brightened by a spicy, gingery quality. Finishes very long and precise, with refreshing mineral cut and lingering floral character. A standout wine in a difficult vintage and a great value to boot. The Ossian vineyards lie within the Rueda D.O. but the owners prefer not to be overseen by regulatory agencies so they forgo the appellation designation in favor of the generic Vino do la Tierra de Castilla y Leon moniker."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Ossian Vides y Vinos

The Ossian project was founded on exceptional vineyards: 9 hectares of venerable vineyards between 100 and 200 years old. This is pre-phylloxera Verdejo that escaped the plague because of its ...
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