Chivite Colección 125 Blanco 2013 is a remarkable white wine produced in Navarre.
It is a single varietal Chardonnay, made from a selection of the very best vineyards of the Chivite winery.
The 2013 vintage was an atypical one because of the amount of rain it fell all over the year. The fruit, however, was of first class.
After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were cold-macerated for 8 hours and subsequently crushed with a pneumatic press.
Then this wine produced by Julian Chivite was fermented in French oak barrels.
After that, the wine was aged for 10 months in the same barrels with periodic stirrings.
Drink until 2021+.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
Pale lemon colour with some golden tinges.
Complex, intense aromas of butter, bread and pastry, nuanced by some smokey remembrances and notes of aromatic herbs, tropical fruit, English custard, menthol and dry fruit.
Unctuous and rich, with a gently dry character and a very good acidity. The balance between the wood and the fruit is remarkable. We perceive remembrances of nutmeg, citrus, bone fruit, white flowers and sweet spices. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Chivite Colección 125 Blanco 2013 is an age-worthy white wine that will please the most demanding aficionados.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrel|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Other guides||98 puntos en Guía Repsol, 95 puntos en Guía Gourmets, 95 puntos en Guía Proensa, 93 puntos en Decanter Magazine|
|Name of Award||Medalla de Oro en Sommelier Wine Adwards (UK) 2013, Mejor Blanco con Crianza Premio Guía Gourmets 2013|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Cod, Roasted white meats, Smoked foods, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement|
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