Grapes come from some of the oldest Sauvigon Blanc vineyards planted in Rueda more than 40 years ago. The soil, made up of round pebbles layers, is low in organic matter, and develops some limestone outcrops on the higher levels.
After grape selection and cold maceration, the wine ferments and ages over its own lees for 4 months in stainless steel vats.
Temperatures in 2019 developed in accordance with its season in general terms, and low rainfalls were increasing along the year (from January until September). The harvest, which started 12th September, was marked by discontinuous rains. These conditions developed an elegant vintage, very well-balanced (due to these modest temperatures), with great freshness that brings wines which can be kept for long (due to rainfalls along the harvest season.)
Brilliant Straw yellow color with greenish hues, its aromatic expression is an exceptional combination of vegetal notes and exotic fruits (passion fruit), memories of freshly cut grass and boxwood with a hint of minerals. In the mouth it shows the typical features of the Sauvignon Blanc: fresh and clean elegance. Intense, well structured, lingering and round wine.
Victoria Pariente, the winemaker and daughter of Jose, has moved production of the Jose Pariente wines to this new winery in the heart of Rueda. Their new production facility will allow her better control of grape quality coming into the winery as well as the possibility of increased production. The grapes are still sourced from the original vines, her father planted, now a bit older than 40 years, planted near the village of Simancas.
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