I am ashamed to say it but I have to confess that I have barely scratched the surface in sharing the wines that caught my eye and my attention at the numerous tastings I attended in the Spring 2009.
Let me get at least one off my list today with the Ossian 2006.
The wine is 100% Verdejo, from 180 years old, organically farmed vineyards near Rueda in Castilla y Leon.
This is the fruit of a collaboration between Aalto’s Javier Zaccagnini and Burgundian enologist Pierre Millemann and its style was inspired by the great Montrachets.
The 2007 Vintage has also now been released.
This is not a mega production.
Eric Asimov sings the praise of Rueda's white wines in Emerging, in Spain, to Warm Applause (NY Times, March 2008)
Green with a Spanish Tinge for Green Day # 82