The new vintage of this Spanish white wine by Bodegas Julián Chivite comes with a new packaging and a new name: Chivite Legardeta Finca Villatuerta Chardonnay.
A single varietal Chardonnay, this white wine aged in oak comes from a single estate located in Tierra Estella, a subzone of the DO Navarra. The grapevines are oriented to the north, and they receive the beneficial influence of an Atlantic-Continental climate which makes possible a slow, steady ripening of the grapes.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were selected upon arriving at the cellar. Macerated for a short time and gently pressed, 20% of the wine must was then transferred into French oak barrels, and the rest into stainless steel tanks. Both were fermented and aged on lees for 5 months. Then Chivite Legardeta Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay 2017 was blended and bottled.
Enjoy this white wine from Navarra over the next 5 years.
The wine Chivite Legardeta Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay has a bright yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
Fresh and intense, this Chardonnay from Navarra smells of tropical fruit, citrus, white flowers and fine lees. There is a dim, suggestive mineral background with a smokey note.
Savoury and fresh, this white wine aged on lees is unctuous and palate-coating. Fruit driven, with lively notes of spices, an excellent acidity and a touch of flowers. This white wine by Chivite has a long finish with a smokey aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant and substantial, Chivite Legardeta Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay 2017 pairs excellently with fish, shrimp, rice and white meat dishes.
Chivite Finca Villatuerta Chardonnay 2014:
Chivite Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay 2013:
Peñín 93. Guía Repsol 93. Guía Proensa 90. Gold Medal - Sakura Awards 2016 & Sommelier Wine Awards 2015. Jancis Robinson called it the “Spanish Chablis”.
Chivite Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrels|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Alone, Fish and vegitables, Fresh cheese, Risotto, Soft pasta cheese|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fresh and dry, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Fresh Chard, slim and gently mineral. Excellent job.