£12.70/ 0.75 L btl
The José Pariente Verdejo is one of the great reference points for the Rueda DO. An evocative and extremely pleasant wine, with a definite unctuous feel, and all that you could ask for from a Verdejo as regards freshness, good acidity, herbaceous and floral aromas, and that typical bitter touch. Produced by a winery which favours hand-crafted viticulture, as a way of life, while also being a strong advocate for research and development; run by a family committed to sustainability, a benchmark in quality, innovation and the cutting-edge.
What does this wine taste like?
A golden colour in the glass with greenish highlights, while on the nose it delights the drinker with all the aromas associated with the Verdejo varietal: peach, fennel, tropical fruits, grass... Fresh, unctuous and mineral in the mouth. In essence, this is a pure reflection of the Verdejo grape and great white wines from Rueda.
|Straw yellow / Greenish glints|
|White fruit / Apricot / Fennel / Aniseed|
|Rich / Unctuous / Pleasant bitterness|
Drinking and storing
Due to its freshness and acidity, it works very well with salads and vegetables, but also with fish and seafood. Pair it up with sushi and notice how the wine cleans the palate between each mouthful.
Smoked fish / Seafood cocktail / Salads with soft cheese
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Jancis Robinson
Possibly the best white wine of it's type I have ever had. Tried it for the first time in Spain with fish and I was really surprised how good it was given it's price. No acidity that you sometimes get with white wine but lots of flavour and crispness. I am recommending it to everyone. Jose Pariente also has a sauvignon blanc that i tried and it was also very good but i much prefer the verdejo.
San Telmo special
Wow! We had this wine in Mallorca with seafood overlooking the sea. It was so good I bought some when we returned home as did our friends. Vinissimus had 10% off which makes it even more of a bargain. This is incredibly drinkable, smooth and delicious.
A classy Verdejo
We have enjoyed this wine in restaurants in Spain for at least 10 years. Love that we can buy it in GB through Vinissimus. Always an enjoyable drink, particularly with food as it stands up well to stronger flavours
A fine verdejo.
A wine with a light, ripe, fruity bouquet. Fresh, dry and full flavoured with a long finish but not overpowering. An excellent food wine. A very fine example of the verdejo grape, well above the average.
I came across this wine in a Spanish restaurant in London. Very easy to drink, a slightly oily texture and a classic Verdejo finish. This has become our house white, and is drunk regularly
|Vinification material||Stainless steel / Concrete / Wood|
|Ageing period||4 months|
It is produced using grapes from both the family vineyards which are over 30 years old and from other old vines cultivated by smaller vine-growers under the firm's supervision. The diversity of soils and terroir means each bottle of José Pariente Verdejo captures the complexity of DO Rueda vines. Poor soils with limestone and pebbles, combined with an Atlantic-influenced continental climate forces the vines to dig deep to find sustenance.
|Soil||Stony / Sand|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
Bodegas José Pariente
Bodegas José Pariente started up in the 1960s, realising the dream of a vine grower, José Pariente. Passionate about his land and its star variety, the Verdejo, he began to produce hand-crafted wines. In 1998, his daughter Victoria, having inherited that same passion and being a qualified oenologist, established the present winery with the intention of making superior white wines and thus paying homage to her father. And so the story continues:...