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Ossian Vides y Vinos - WA June 2021

wa"I hadn't tasted the wines from Ossian for a while. The winery is 100% under the ownership of Pago de Carraovejas in Ribera del Duero (now a group called Alma Carraovejas) and has been since 2016 after they bought the initial shares in 2013. They now have 55 hectares of old vineyards, mostly in Nieva and the surrounding villages, and produce around 150,000 bottles divided into three brands. Even if they are in Rueda (in the province of Segovia), their wines are sold as Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León, a common situation with many small producers there. I did three verticals of their white wines to catch up and see the evolution of the wines in bottle. They believe 2018 was a complicated vintage but with some good results (especially in the eponymous Ossian). They started a change in 2019 and think 2020 will be their breakthrough vintage, harvesting earlier. - Luis Gutierrez"

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