All of the wines that form the "Colección 125" of Bodegas Chivite are rare and exclusive. These are limited-editions wines conceived to express terroir at its purest form
Chivite Colección 125 Vendimia Tardía 2008 is sweet white wine made from Moscatel de Grano Menudo ("Muscat Blanc à petits grains") coming from vines planted in 1969 at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level.
Soils of that area belonging to the Navarra DO are composed of limestone and climate is Mediterranean with some Continental influences.
Harvested by hand when the grapes had reached the "noble rot" state, they were meticulously vinified, fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for over a period of 5 months.
Only 12,000 bottles of this wine were produced.
Drink now until 2018.
Golden colour with some coppery and amber nuances.
Complex notes of ripe white grapes, white flowers, honey, quince jelly, dried figs and citrus rind.
Chivite Vendimia Tardía 2008 is savoury and sensuous, displaying notes of honey, citrus, toast, dry fruit, spices and aromatic herbs. Good acidity and very long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Chivite Vendimia Tardía 2008 is ridiculously inviting and delightful. A great evening wine.
|Bottle size||37,5 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||Criado 5 meses en barricas de roble francés|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Moscatel de Grano Menudo|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Dry fruit pastries, Foie Gras, Fruit pastries, Lite cakes, Puff pastries, Sheep´s cheese|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Slightly sweet, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Desserts, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|