This Verdejo signature wine, is made from vineyards planted between 1962 and 1991 family owned, and from selected old vineyards.
The soil, made up of round pebble layers, low in organic matter, develops some limestone outcrops on the higher levels. The local climate, continental with Atlantic influence, forces the vine roots to go deep in search of water.
After harvest, must ferments in stainless steel, concrete and wooden vats. Once fermentation is finished, the wine ripens on its lees during four months.
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 reflections. Complex, fresh, elegant and high intense aroma. . It has a markedly fruity tone that spans the range of white fruits and citrus. There are also hints of fennel and garrigue on a balsamic aniseed ground. All of it over a mineral remembrance. On the palate fresh fruity notes appear again. Unctuous and elegant, with a slight touch of bitterness at the end, typical of Verdejo, backed by a good acidity. Very good structure favors a lingering wine. Complex and intense aftertaste.
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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