Jose Pariente Verdejo Barrica is a deep, smooth and complex rueda wine which is the work of impeccable cellar craftmanship. The fermentation in barrel, which at Jose Pariente is a meticulously thorough process, makes for an extraordinarily nuanced wine. An exceptional balance of fruit and wood.
The fermentation is carried out in French oak barrels, both new and one year old, from various coopers. This follows seven months of batonnage, with the wine in constant contact with its lees. It was then decanted into stainless steel tanks, where it remained for five months, before being bottled after clarification and stabilisation.
Bright and golden yellow to the eye, it has an intense, complex nose, its aromas spicy, slightly smoky, with ripe fruit and a hint of wood. There are also notes of exotic fruits and minerals. In the mouth it is voluminous, unctuous and very elegant. Powerful, with a good acidity that ensures a long and lively passage. It presents a great balance between fruit and wood. Everything that is perceived in the nose appears again in the mouth.
Appetisers, fish in sauce, richly flavoured seafood such as spider crab or goose barnacles, poultry and veal find a perfect companion in this wine. It goes especially well with ham and foie gras.
13.5% ABV / 750ml / Contains Sulphites