100% Verdejo. Nur jeweils 1000 Flaschen werden hiervon abgefüllt und dies nur in Spitzenjahren. Das Traubengut stammt von über 100-jährigen Rebstöcken.
Eine wahre Rarität.
The Wine Advocate I Jan 31, 2023 I Luis Gutiérrez
The 2020 Capitel is pure Verdejo from the oldest vines from the Peña Aguda vineyard in the village of Nieva on slate soils. This is the last vineyard to be bottled and has higher alcohol (14%) than the rest of the vineyards despite now harvesting earlier. The wine has a different aromatic profile but getting closer to the style of Ossian, less opulent than in the past, with more energy, quite fruit-driven with some exotic notes reminiscent of banana skin. The whole clusters were pressed and the juice put to ferment in barrel where the wine matured with the lees and, starting this year, without bâtonnage, because they feel the wines have enough volume and stirring the lees can bring more oxidation to the wine.
When the Ruiz family from Pago de Carraovejas in Ribera del Duero purchased Ossian in the Rueda zone in 2013, they had seven hectares of old vineyards. But they have kept purchasing vineyards in Nieva and now have 55 hectares of old vines in 10 different villages and produce some 200,000 bottles. They have been building a new winery that they hope to have ready for the 2023 harvest.
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