Bodega José Pariente Verdejo Rueda 2007
The grapes come from a 40 year old, 6 hectare estate vineyard and from purchased grapes grown nearby. Although the climate is continental, with hot summers, the grapes are grown at an altitude of 500m above sea level, ensuring cool nights that protect the aromatic intensity of the grapes. Always one of the two or three top renditions of Verdejo in each vintage from Rueda, the 2007 from Jose Pariente is particularly good. Tasting Notes: Light, bright yellow. Strikingly pungent, expansive bouquet of fresh lime, pear, passion fruit and lemon thyme. The citrus and herbal elements carry onto the palate, where they are joined by riper melon and yellow plum flavors. Simultaneously energetic and rich, with very good finishing lift and spicy thrust. Food & Wine Pairing Goes Great with: Chicken (Grilled, Fried, Stir-Fry); Turkey, Goose, Ham, Swordfish, Halibut, Haddock, Lobster.Pasta with: light oil-based, white cream, pesto, puttanesca, alfredo, vodka, primavera, and seafood.Salads: Chef, Cobb, Pasta, Shrimp.Cheese: Brie, Swiss Gouda.Soups: vegetable, chicken, potato-based, chowder, bisques.
I love this wine. Beautiful aroma... think white flowers, with a lemony citrus note to it. Some tropical fruit flavors, with the perfect amount of acidtiy. It feels like early summer when ever you drink Pariente... and comparing what you get for the price it is a great bargain.