2018 Ossian Old Vine Verdejo (750ml)

Verdejo from Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain

2018 Ossian Old Vine Verdejo

Pale yellow-gold. Fresh peach, orange pith, pear and a suggestion of fennel on the powerfully scented nose, along with a hint of jasmine. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, offering vibrant Meyer lemon, pear nectar and honeysuckle flavors that are accented by a dusty mineral nuance. Silky and sharply focused on the finish, which shows strong, nervy lift, firm mineral cut and impressive persistence.

94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Feb 2021)

The 2018 Ossian was produced with Verdejo grapes from old, organically farmed vines in Nieva (Segovia). The grapes were cooled down to five degrees Celsius and then pressed and the must put in 228- and 600-liter oak barrels and larger foudres to ferment with indigenous yeasts. It matured with the lees that were regularly stirred for nine months. Despite the cooler vintage, this is fully ripe at 14.5% alcohol, and the more oxidative vinification and aging coupled with bâtonnage makes the wine quite open and expressive but might compromise its aging potential. This has very good freshness and acidity, and the oak feels very integrated. It's much livelier than past vintages. 50,000 bottles.

93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 255 - Jun 2021)

A fruity and lively white with sliced lemon, mango and some papaya. Medium body and lovely density and freshness. Flavorful finish. Lovely, creamy texture. Always excellent. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Nov 2020)

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