Fall is in the air, which should bring out the wino in everyone!
October is the month of Halloween, pumpkins and beautiful fall colors, it easily warms the heart. With all the wonderful, autumn colors and freshness in the air, autumn always makes me feel sentimental. This influenced my decision choosing my wine of the month, which matches perfectly with fall dishes!
Castilla Rueda is a wine region traditionally renowned for fruity and elegant white wines and hearty, opulent Burgundian styles. The visionary, Javier Zaccagnini in collaboration with the organic wine producer Ismael Gozalo produce Ossian, a wine produced from a varietal Verdejo grape grown on very old vines(100-160 years), non-grafted root-stock at a dizzying 850 meters above sea-level.
Oaked in specially selected French barriques by the Cellar Master, Pierre Mille (who previously worked Romanée-Conti) manages to marry the freshness of the Verdejo grapes with the spiciness of the French oak, guaranteeing success…thereby, elegance inter-twines with abundance for a white wine in a totally new dimension!
Regular price is 26, 00 Euros a bottle
**Sale Price 25, 00 Euros a bottle
With VAT Form 21, 01 Euros a bottle
*Drinkable now up to 2015
*Certified Organic Farming
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Nov/Oct 11 – Josh Raynolds – Ossian 2009 – 92 points (100% verdejo, from vines reportedly between 160 and 180 years of age): Bright gold. Pungent citrus and pear skin aromas, complicated by exotic melon honey and floral nuances. Concentrated, sappy and fresh, with nervy acidity buffered by a honeyed note and a almost velvety texture. Finishes deep and very long, with a lively citrus zest character and lingering spiciness.
2008 Ossian – 93 Points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
2007 Ossian – 93 Points, International Wine Cellar
2006 Ossian – 93 Points, International Wine Cellar
2005 Ossian – 93 Points, International Wine Cellar