Wine "Coleccion 125" Reserva, Navarra DO, 2010
Wine of deep ruby red color.
Well structured and balanced wine with well-integrated acidity and complex, elegant, rich and powerful taste with velvety ripe tannins and a pleasant aftertaste with hints of sustainable spices, cherries and liquorice.
Intense aromas of red and black fruit perfectly complementary shades of minerals, spices and precious wood.
Wine will be a wonderful couple with beef, bushmeat, grilled red meat, stews and mature aromatic cheeses.
Wine line "Coleccion 125" was first presented in 1985, their release was timed to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the start of exports of wines Bodegas Chivite in 1865. Outstanding wine "Kolekson 125" Reserva is made from the best grapes varieties Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are collected by hand from vineyards located in the premises Señora de Arinsal on gravel soils containing clay, marl, sand and limestone. The task of winemakers in the production of wine is to identify the nature of each kind of fruit and the creation of a harmonious blend. After vinification the wine is aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, of which 60% - a new, 40% - secondary use. Wine storage capacity is at least 10 years.
Chivite is one of the oldest wine dynasties in Spain for more than 11 generations of the family is engaged in winemaking. Today, the company owns estates in Rioja, Rueda and Ribera del Duero. Maintaining the best traditions and using the latest technology, the company Bodegas Chivite became one of the most recognized and respected manufacturers and exporters of high quality wines of Navarre. In the extant ancient documents of the 17th century said that Chivite family owned vineyard and winery pretty solid for the time dimension. Since then, winemaking traditions handed down from generation to generation. In 1860, Claudio Chivite Randez using the crisis caused by the epidemic oidium on French vineyards began exporting wine to meet growing demand in the north. Later, in the 19th century, the house becomes Chivite in Cintruenigo hotel where people stop on the way to Madrid, so the name of Civita began to spread around the world.
In XX century, Julian Chivite Marco, being a supporter of high quality, significantly improved production. Through his activity occurred not only in the modernization of the family farm, but also carried out administrative reforms, which resulted in 1967 was created DO Navarra, Navarra and the region began to gain popularity. Julian Chivite by example proved that the priority for the red variety Tempranillo Navarra is, not Garnacha, as previously thought, it is in this climate Tempranillo is able to give rise to bright, modern and elegant wine. In 1992, Julian Chivite was awarded the Medal "for his services in agriculture" and posthumously in 1997. The Cross of Charles III. In 1988, work was carried out on the reconstruction and introduced modern technologies in production. At the same time the family gets an estate Señorío de Arínzano (Señora de Arinsal) in Aberin. In 1998, the winery was bought Vina Salceda (Vina Salceda) and vineyards in Rioja Alavesa, and three years later the estate La Horra (La Orr) in Ribera del Duero. The family currently owns Chivite 600 hectares of vineyards. Chivite wines are traditionally in high demand and exports to other countries is about 70%.