Bodegas Osca Blanco Joven
Bodegas Osca is based in the region of Somontano with the influence of the Pyrenees mountains having a stricking effect of the vines. This blend of Macabeo and white Grenache was cool fermented to preserve all of the fresh fruit aroamas and flavours. It is pale yellow in colour with green highlights. The aromas are bright with citric notes and some ripe white fruits such as apples. The palate is smooth and suave with near perfect flavour/acid balance to make the mouth come alive. The finish is clean and fruity.
- Country: Spain
- Region: Somontano
- Vintage: 2016
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Macabeo and White Grenache
- ABV: 13%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural Cork
- Style: Fresh and fruity
- Vegan: Yes but not certified
- Drink With: Tapas style starters and shellfish
About the grower
Bodegas Osca is based is the region of Somontano which lies in the foothills of the Pyrenees and boasts rich landscapes and a unique climate, ideal for grape growing. Mediterranean in character, with temperatures ranging between 3ºC in January and 22ºC in August, the result is a perfect environment for vines to thrive.
The small village of Ponzano marks the entrance to this magnificent wine region. At a distance of 20km from the capital of Somontano, Barbastro, it belongs to the province of Huesca in Aragon, northern Spain. From the slopes that surround Ponzano,vineyards and olive groves stretch as far as the eye can see; views brimming with nuances that afford peace and tranquility and encourage further contemplation.
Their unirrigated vineyards cover an area of 30 hectares of calcareous-clay soil and share the landscape with indigenous hermes oaks, olive trees and cereals. They sit at a height of 530 metres above sea level; the highest area of Somontano. The annual rainfall of around 500 to 600 mm provides just the right amount of water and grey skies alternate with abundant golden light, which nurtures and warms the vines.
Owned by the Borruel family, which includes Gregorio as oenologist, Félix the viticulturist and Ángel as GM and sales director. Their philosophy is a carefully thought out match between tradition and modernity, and between terroir and avant-garde production.The modest production in the vineyard converts into 1,500 hectolitres per year, meticulously hand-crafted wine that is produced in small stainless steel tanks with just 10,000 litre capacity.
This is an excellent winery most famous for producing young fresh wines for early drinking. They have managed to capture the freshness expected of Somontano which give the wines both elegance and character.