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2016 OSSIAN QUINTALUNA VERDEJO 750ML
2016 OSSIAN QUINTALUNA VERDEJO 750ML
 
Bottle Price $17.99
Year 2016
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Verdejo
Country Spain

Product Code: 3104098
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With raw material of similar quality, Javier Zaccagnini and Ishmael Gozalo traveled to Burgundy in search of a good winemaker. There they found Pierre Millemann, which already had a strong reputation and long experience in developing large Burgundian whites. Pierre accepted the challenge and he is now in charge of the design and supervision of what this wine should be. Under his guidance began the project with the 2005 harvest, were making two different cuvees, and fermenting the juice in Burgundian 228 liter barrels manufactured by four different coopers (all from Burgundy), with oak from three different forests, with 2 different roast. All this was intended to investigate what wood is best suited to the Verdejo grape, and endowed the wine more complexity. The vineyards are located in the town of Nieva (Segovia). The cellar in which the project started is a small facility that is part of the old Monastery of El Parral, the twelfth century, opposite the Church, Mudejar Romanesque style, from the same era. In short this is an old project 100% grape Verdejo 100%, 100% ungrafted, 100% organically grown, 100% fermented in oak barrels, 100% Burgundian philosophy. The first vintage, 2005 Ossian, was bottled on October 25, 2006, yielding 12,000 bottles were put on the market in December of that year, after nine months of barrel aging and 2 months of bottle aging. Sold out in three weeks and they were awarded a 93 point score in the Penin Guide.

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 Leon 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.
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