Wine Ossian, 2009
Reviews of purchase Ossian, 2009
Beautiful straw-colored wine with lively golden luster.
Subtle taste of wine, creamy, perfectly balanced with excellent acidity and silky texture. The finish is long, repeating flavor.
Comprehensive, moderately rich, very elegant aroma of the wine reveals delicate tones of white flowers, which come to the fore, gradually combined with notes of almond seeds, and then added bright colors of citrus and spice. The aroma is revealed gradually, after some time in the glass.
Wine is an excellent aperitif, perfectly in harmony with seafood, grilled fish and white meat with herbs.
Perfectly monosortovoe white wine "Ossian" - one of the best noble white wines of Spain, which is called "white prince". This is a work of art with expressive unique fragrant bouquet and complex, elegant, strong, perfect taste! Wine is made from grapes from old vines Verdejo, who range in age from 100 to 200 years, the winery grown on a plot of 15 hectares using only biodynamic methods, without the use of herbicides and pesticides.
Vintage 2009 is considered one of the most successful. The winter was very cold, which greatly suspended during the growing season, but the increase in May and June temperatures combined with rain, allowed for lost time, and by mid-July flowering was characteristic exactly for this period. Hot summers with moderate rainfall, plenty of sunshine and ideal temperature changes contributed to the gradual and very uniform ripening. Light rain in mid-September gave an additional, final momentum quality of the crop.
Grapes for wine "Ossian" was assembled by hand in 15-kg boxes. 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, 40% - 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".