Red wine. Prieto Pariente. Area: VT Castile and León.
Varieties: Tempranillo and Garnacha.
Ageing: 11 months on French oak.
Evolution: until 2020. Price 18€
“Martina and Ignacio Prieto Pariente, the children of the founder of Bodegas José Pariente, are now flying on their own. And they aim high. Shortly after announcing the new red wines Prieto Pariente and El Origen de Prieto Pariente, they’re launching a Viognier white wine, just as transgressive as the red wines. All the wines are of high level, but especially the Prieto Pariente’13; a wine from the Duero that maintains the characters of the area but with a fresh edge. Direct and deep on the nose, with many well defined nuances on a base of mature fruits. With body and nerve, great balance in the mouth, tasty, expressive and elegant aromas in the mouth with a long finish. The wine is at an early stage of its evolution, but already very fascinating.”