Ossian 2013

Ossian 2013 is history in every bottle.These are the stories that vines that are almost 200 years old can tell and that have seen how, generation after generation, the ways of life, viticulture, the environment and even people changed. Ossian is a historical and primitive legacy. It is the patience needed in a place where time is the greatest virtue and the best ally. The 2018 vintage of this centennial Segovian Verdejo that goes back in our memories stands out for its depth. Elegant and intense. Delicate and silky. A wine that remains in your mind. The definitive Verdejo.

Ossian 2013

Ossian 2013

La expresión más genuina del entorno de Nieva

climatic year

A rainy, mi ld winter led to a warm Apri l that gave way to budbreak in early May. A severe frost in late Apri l resulted in a lower yield, then temperatures went up al lowing vines to develop although the vine cycle was delayed. July and August were hot although nights were pretty cool. Heavy rainfal l and warm night temperatures in September al lowed diseases to spread resulting in an even lower yield. Harvest started in October when clusters reached optimum maturity. Our harvest was very selective due to the year we had gone through and we only used the grapes which l ived up to our high qual ity standards.

Grape Variety

100% Verdejo Varietal, pre-phyl loxera 100 year old vines, ungrafted root -stock. The grapes come from our own 19 hectare vineyards in Nieva (Segovia). Certified Organic Farming (without synthetic ferti l izers, herbicides or pesticides of any kind) in addition to our own vineyards we oversee another 17 hectares, also ungrafted.

Winemaking Process

The grapes are handpicked and carried to the winery in 15 kg crates. Once at the winery the grapes are thoroughly sorted on the conveyor belt. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed, non-destemmed, using only free run juice. Indigenous yeast fermentation. After alcohol ic fermentation the wine remained in French oak barrels-25% new. 35% of one wine and 40%of two wine- for complete wine ́s aging of nine month in Burgundian style, with “batonnage” on its lees.