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Chivite Legardeta Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay 2017

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Chivite Legardeta Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay 2017

Characteristics

  • Fermented in Barrels. 5 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

ñ 91
Peñín Score 91
92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

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€11.40
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Details

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.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Chivite Legardeta Finca de Villatuerta Chardonnay has a bright yellow colour with some greenish tinges.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Chivite Finca Villatuerta Chardonnay 2014:

Enterwine 91.

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:

Peñín 91.

Year 2017
Type White
D.O. Navarra
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic 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
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 91
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Chardonnay
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
  1. nice chard review by Frey on 2/19/2019
    Value

    Fresh Chard, slim and gently mineral. Excellent job.

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