The 2022 vintage in D.O. Rueda, in the Spanish region of Valladolid, was marked by a challenging summer with severe drought and successive heatwaves, leading to high temperatures. As a result, the vineyard experienced a halt in maturation during August. However, patience and waiting until September, when rains arrived and temperatures moderated, allowed for a slow and phenolic ripening process with balanced acidity. The limited water availability during the summer ensured that the grapes arrived at the winery in excellent sanitary conditions, producing musts of exceptional quality.
After the grapes were harvested, the juice underwent fermentation in stainless steel tanks, concrete tanks, and wooden vats. Depending on the acidity of the wines, a partial malolactic conversion took place. The wines were then aged on their lees for a period of 4 months, allowing for enhanced flavor development. The final blending process was carefully carried out to create the distinctive and exceptional José Pariente Verdejo wine that could be found in our ecommerce wine store.
José Pariente Verdejo 2022 is an excellent Verdejo wine, showcasing the refreshing notes of citrus fruits and the balsamic character of aniseed and menthol.
This captivating white wine exhibits a bright straw yellow color with greenish reflections, enticing the eye. On the nose, it reveals an elegant, fresh, and complex profile, with pronounced fruity aromas encompassing a range from white fruits to citrus. There are also intriguing hints of fennel, underbrush, and a balsamic note, complemented by a subtle mineral undertone. On the palate, the fresh fruit notes resurface, delivering a smooth, flavorful, and elegant experience. A gentle touch of characteristic Verdejo bitterness adds depth, while balanced acidity provides a solid structure and persistence. Notably, this vintage impresses with its generous mouth-filling volume, leaving a lasting impression. The retro-nasal experience is both intricate and intense, further enhancing the overall enjoyment of this remarkable wine.
Pair this exceptional wine with white fish, seafood, rice dishes, and appetizers for a delightful culinary experience. Its vibrant flavors and refreshing character harmonize perfectly with these dishes, creating a symphony of taste on the palate. Savor the union of flavors and let this wine elevate your dining experience to new heights.