Chivite Colección 125 Reserva is an elegant varietal red wine from Navarra crafted from the best grapes coming from the "Granja de Legardeta" estate.
The Tempranillo vineyards grow under an Atlantic climate and on a terrain with a very peculiar soil composition.
2012 was a difficult, dry year. In the end, though the plants were in excellent condition at harvest time.
The grapes were meticulously harvested at dusk in order to avoid prefermentation and subsequently selected both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
After that, they were gently crushed and premacerated for 12 hours in stainless steel tanks. After the completion of alcoholic fermentation, the wine was transferred into oak barrels in order to complete malolactic fermentation.
Finally, this red wine crafted by Bodegas Julián Chivite was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels from Allier.
Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2012 has a substantial ageing potential. Drink now to 2027.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
Chivite Colección Reserva 125 has a medium-high, garnet-coloured robe with a violet rim.
This reserve red wine by Julián Chivite smells of blackcurrants, blueberries, green bell peppers and chocolate. It also exhibits some earthy notions and aromas of cedar, tobacco and clove
Powerful and well-structured, this Tempranillo from Navarra is defined by black fruit and spices, along with touches of flowers, leather, herbs and dry earth. Clear and focused, with bold tannins, tense acidity and a long, classy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The red wine Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2012 is an excellent value from Navarra. Elegant and expressive.
Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2011:
Enterwine 95. Peñín 94. Parker 91.
Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2010:
|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|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Duck, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
This just screams class. Keep an eye on Navarra!!
This is a round, velvety wine, with very fine tannins. I would like to say thank you for your service, it is very quick.