Jose Pariente Sauvignon Blanc
Rueda DO, Rueda, Spain
An elegant and classy Sauvignon Blanc with subtle aromas of green peppers and lemongrass. On the palate it exudes a classic lime citrus edge with exotic pineapple rounding it out to a long, mouth watering finish.
- Sauvignon Blanc
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Victoria Pariente came from a wine family and grew up skipping through her father’s vineyards. She went on to get a degree in chemistry and oenology at the University of Madrid. In 1998, bored with an office-bound job with the Spanish Department of Agriculture, she joined forces with Victoria Benavides and made wine under the “Dos Victorias” label (Two Victorias).
Soon after this their Verdejo (named after Victoria Pariente’s father), won the prestigious Best White Wine in Spain award. It was the house wine in El Bulli, regarded as the best restaurant in the world before Ferran Adria, the chef/proprietor hung up his toque. The pair no longer make wine together and Victoria now works with her daughter Martina. Although joined in the winery by her daughter, and preceded by her father, José, Victoria is definitely the driving force behind this outstanding wine.
She is always trying out new ways to preserve the essential character of the grape with cooler fermentation and very gentle filtration. Her scientific and analytical background is evident in this constant quest for small changes which allow the wine to reach the customer in a way which reflects precisely the characteristics of her excellent Verdejo grapes..
Bodegas Jose Pariente
Our vineyard is in the Rueda appellation, between the towns of Rueda and La Seca, in the province of Valladolid. The setting is a sweeping plateau at an altitude of 750 metres, stern and luminous, with the extreme continental climate of the Castilian meseta. In order to take advantage of a wider variety of soils and give greater complexity to the wines, the José Pariente vines are spread over several estates in the appellation. The best estates are on land poor in organic matter, with a gravelly soil, a layer of pebbles highly beneficial to the roots of the vines and a clay and limestone subsoil.