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2017 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo

Producer: Ossian Vides y Vinos
Country/Region: Spain - Castile and León - Castile and León

Quintaluna is a young wine that is made exclusively from Verdejo of the province of Segovia. 60% is very old grape pre-phylloxera ungrafted, and 40% is very young grape on trellises, grown certified organic and low performance. Dominate plots with high content of sand and pebbles of different sizes. Some have higher proportions of clay and other significant proportions of clay and limestone.

Quintaluna was originally DO Rueda, but the winery has opted to leave the DO and use the generic Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla y León denomination. Several wineries have de-DOed their Ruedas as they were disqualifying class wines like Ossian for "lack of typicity", while giving the DO's approval for wines of very poor quality. There's an article about this by Luis Gutiérrez on the Wine Advocate site. (Click http://www.erobertparker.com/members/winedata/articles/article890.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HERE to see article ; you might have to be a member of The Wine Advocate to see the full content)

Color: Straw yellow with greenish reflections. 
Aromas: Its aromas are of white flowers and stone fruit (peach) and citrus (lemon, mandarin). It also displays a very pleasing tropical fruit aromas.
Flavors: The palate is complex. Your good natural acidity is evident in the freshness and great length on the palate. Variety with its typical almond and ripe fruit flavors is clearly perceived. Also displays a nice shade of fresh grass on background aniseed.

2017 Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo

Vintage: 2017
Grape Varietals: 100% Verdejo
ABV: 13%
Aging: 9 months on the lees in Stainless Steel tanks + 2 months in the bottle before release.
Serving Temp: 50-55°F
Agricultural Method: Organic

Wine Making Notes:

Made with 60% prephylloxera ungrafted old vineyard and 40% own young vineyard trellissed and under organic farming. Low yield Hand harvest in small crates, with a sellection already made in the vineyards. Gentle press of the grape. The must is naturally settling for 24 hours and the fermentation takes place in small stainless steel tanks with natural indigenous yeasts. The fermentation temperature is around 19ºC. This wine has no oak aging to preserve freshness. However, to increase their complexity and ability to give evolution in bottle deposit remains on its lees, with periodic removed for two months. The wine is clarified and lightly filtered.


Pairings:

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

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - bottle SRP/Unit
S1EE370014VDS 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 01665 5 1 07 84585 01665 2 $18.99