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Castilla y Leon, Spain


Ismael Gozalo


practicing organic


Grapes Grown:

Tempranillo, Verdejo, Rufete, mencia, garnacha

Many know Ismael Gozalo for his work at Ossian, one of the more respectable houses in Rueda, where he was the winegrower and maker since founding it in 2004. Ismael’s family owns some of the oldest (between 100-200 years old) ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines in Segovia. Characterized by it’s sandy soils, these head trained vines have never seen any chemicals over the different generations that have cared for them. Coined by some as “El Mago de las Verdejos,” he practices his sorcery in his medieval underground cellar located in his native town of Nieva. Barrels, fudres, anforas, damejeannes, stainless…young, old, skin contact, sparkling, biological and oxidative aging…you name it, he’s got it. In addition to Verdejo, he works with Mencia from Bierzo, Garnacha from Gredos, and Rufete from Sierra de Salamanca. With Microbio, he’s able to express himself to the fullest and all of his wines, whether red or white, represent him and they’re region to the fullest with purity being the common denominator throughout. He lets the land speak through his wines, pure fermented grape juice without interference of any kind.
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