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2009 Ossian Vinas Viejas Verdejo, Rueda, Spain

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Wine Notes

Grapes sourced from 180 year-old, organically farmed, ungrafted vineyards. 100% fermented in the 'Monasterio del Parral'. Ossian is a partnership between Javier Zaccagnini of Aalto and Ismael Gozalo, with Burgundian enologist Pierre Millemann.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $29   From: $22   To: $44

Search Rank 3935 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 3935th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 4870th

Score: 90  
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
92/100  
17/20  
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Price History for 2009 Ossian Vinas Viejas Verdejo, Rueda, Spain
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Grape Variety

Verdejo is the aromatic grape variety behind the crisp white wines of Rueda, northwestern Spain. Here, Verdejo is blended with Macabeo (Viura) and, increasingly, Sauvignon Blanc. Under appellation law, Verdejo must make up at least 50 percent of any Rueda wine, and at least 85 percent of any Rueda Superior wine.

The origins of Verdejo remain unclear. It seems most likely that it is indigenous to northwestern Spain, although it has also been suggested that it arrived via southern Spain from North Africa in the 11th Century. It seems that the variety was forgotten about for hundreds of years, and was most recently revived in the 1980s by such famous producers as  ...more


Region
  • Rueda is a wine region at the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, located just north-west of the Spanish capital, Madrid. It is known for its dry, aromatic white wines made predominantly from Verdejo, with small quantities of Viura and Sauvignon Blanc. These fresh, aromatic whites are an ideal complement to the heavy Tempranillo-based reds of neighboring Toro.

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  • Castilla y Leon, in the northern half of the central Iberian Plateau, is the largest of Spain's 17 administrative regions. It accounts for about one-fifth of the country's total surface area and stretches roughly 220 miles (355km) from the centre of Spain almost all the way to the north coast. Equally wide, it connects its famous neighbor Rioja with the border of Portugal.

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