Wine Ossian, 2008
Reviews of purchase Ossian, 2008
The wine is light straw color with greenish reflections.
Subtle taste of wine, creamy, perfectly balanced with excellent acidity, silky texture. The finish is long, repeating flavors.
Complex and elegant fragrant bouquet of wine evolves in the glass. First he reveals a very subtle notes of white flowers and light almond bitterness, and then - tones of herbs and citrus.
Wine is an excellent aperitif, also will be in harmony with seafood, grilled fish and white meat with herbs.
The 2008 season was characterized by a very dry winter and one of the wettest springs in recent years. With this regard, the growth and flowering vines have been postponed to a later time, but thanks to this at the beginning of the growing season the vines gained greater power and greater potential for growth and development. The summer was dry, with moderate temperatures. Polyphenol ripening progressed faster than alcohol (accumulation of sugars), which has a positive impact on the quality of white wines. Grapes fully ripe in early October, his collection took place on October 14. Berries were healthy, with extreme levels of acidity. They were collected manually in 15-kilogram box. After careful pressing and fermentation with natural yeasts, the wine is aged on the lees for 9 months in 228, 500 and 600-liter French oak barrels, 40% of which are new, 30% - from the one wine and another 30% - out of the two, in accordance with the Burgundian style, proposed by the famous French oenologist Pierre Millemanom, who for many years worked in Burgundy, and advises the winery.
"Ossian" - a unique project, created thanks to the passion, perseverance and respect for the traditions of winemaking Javier Zakkanini and Ismael Goza. Javier Zakkanini, former director of the consortium to Ribera del Duero and co-owner of super-elite farm "Bodegas Aalto", looking for an opportunity to realize his dream - to create the best white wines of Spain. He made a proposal to Ismael Gozan, in the fifth generation winemaker, owner of unique plantations are very old (100-200 years) unvaccinated Verdejo in Rueda vines, many years practicing organic farming. Goza vineyards are located at an altitude of 840 and 930 meters on sandy soils, unique microclimate of these areas contributes to obtaining the highest quality grapes. As a consultant and chief winemaker Zakkanini invited the famous Burgundian oenologist Pierre Millemana, which is considered an acknowledged master in the genre of white wine. As a result of this fruitful collaboration was born not just excellent - great white wine, a treasure created out of selected grapes, only half of which is a result of a rigorous selection gets in the production of wine "Ossian".