Ossian Quintaluna Verdejo 2019 750ml - Castilla y Leon, Spain
Quintaluna expresses the genuine character and freshness of Verdejo. The grapes are sourced from a range of small vineyards across various towns in northern Segovia: Nieva, Aldeanueva del Codonal, Aldehuela del Codonal and Santiuste de San Juan Bautista. The vineyards are planted on sandy soils with a high codon content, bringing minerality, freshness and finesse to the wine. Most of the vines are ungrafted, dating back to the 19th century prior to the phylloxera epidemic having been protected from the devastating plague by its sandy soil. A smaller section of the vineyard is comprised of younger vines that are hand-selected and low-yielding.
Quintaluna offers aromas of white flowers, stone fruit (peach), citrus (lemon, mandarin) and hints of tropical fruits. The palate is complex, with bright acidity, and typical almond and ripe fruit flavors. A nice shade of fresh grass and aniseed on the finish.
Wine Advocate 91 - "The 2019 Quintaluna, pure Verdejo from the province of Segovia, fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and was kept with the lees for nine months. A small fraction of the wine was in oak foudres and barrels. This feels like a ripe vintage, not as ripe as 2017 but with an exotic touch and more varietal notes of freshly cut grass. It's balanced and soft, with integrated acidity and rich flavors. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2020.