This is the first red wine produced by the Prieto Pariente winery, the new venture of the renowned José Pariente brand, currently run by the third generation of the Pariente family. Ignacio and his sister Martina, in their search for the best fruit, visited many local bars to speak to older, experienced people from the region. These pointed them in the direction of superb old-vine vineyards which they are now leasing to produce this superb wine.
Prieto Pariente 2013 is made from a blend of 55% Tempranillo and 45% Grenache produced from a meticulous selection of extremely low-yielding vines located in Castilla y León. The aim of the winemakers was to convey freshness and a real sense of terroir.
Separately harvested and vinified, the grapes were fermented in trunk-cone shaped stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
Then a portion of the wine was fermented in those same tanks, while the rest was fermented in oak barrels.
After that, the wine was blended and aged in used 225 and 500-litre French oak barrels for 11 months.
Finally, the wine was aged for a further 9 months in the cellar prior to its release.
Only 4,683 bottles were produced of this red wine.
Drink now until 2020+