Made from old-vines scattered over different plots located in the region of "La Seca", this Spanish red wine is born at the very heart of Rueda, in an area that constitutes the highest point of the Spanish meseta, right on the high plateau of the Duero river.
The grapes of this single varietal Verdejo were meticulously harvested and carefully selected.
Gently crushed, the wine must was fermented in new and 2nd year French oak barrels from different cooperages. After that it was aged for a period of 6 months, with punch-downs and pump-overs performed on a regular basis.
After this, José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica 2017 spent a further 5 months in stainless steel tanks. Finally, it was clarified and stabilized before its bottling.
Drink this white wine fermented in oak from now to 2025.
The white wine José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica has a straw yellow colour with golden tinges and a greenish hue at the rim.
The nose of this Verdejo from Rueda is very elegant, insinuating subtle mineral aromas, notes of white and yellow fruit, hints of aromatic herbs and a delicate smoky touch.
Unctuous and smooth, this white wine by José Pariente has a great balance between fruit and oak. Rich nuances of dry herbs, ripe pineapples, apple compote, English custard and some hints of exotic spices and smoke. Great acidity, as is usually the case with Verdejo wines. Long, fruity finish with a remembrance of hay and fennel.
|Our personal opinion||
A classy Verdejo from Rueda judiciously fermented and aged in oak, José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica 2017 has considerable complexity and a nice ageing potential.
José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica 2016:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 93.
José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica 2015:
José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica 2014:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Parker 89.
José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica 2013:
José Pariente Fermentado en Barrica 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrels|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Smoked foods, Soft cheeses, Soup and rice, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
I bought several bottles to age them. Mind you, this wine improves dramatically in the bottle.
For my money this is one of Spain's great Verdejos. I'd give you three Chards for one bottle of this at any time.