Wine "Gran Feudo" Reserva, Navarra DO, 2009
The wine has a red color with purple highlights.
Taste wine velvety and balanced with notes of black fruit and plums. In the long, pleasant finish felt notes of soft tannins.
Intense aroma of wine, complex, which is a combination of notes of ripe berries and wood.
The wine goes well with lamb, grilled meats, hot, spicy snacks and mature cheeses. Perfect as an aperitif.
Gran Feudo (in translation - "great lord") - is one of the most prestigious Spanish brands, as well as the best-selling brand of wine from Navarra, which is represented in more than 60 countries around the world. Gran Feudo - it is excellent value for money, unchanged from vintage to vintage. Wine Gran Feudo range reflect the rich wine experience and the ancient traditions of the family Chivite, which date back to 1647.
"Gran Feudo" Reserva is made from carefully selected grapes varieties Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in vineyards in Marcilla and Aberin. Dominates the blend of Tempranillo grapes goes a long maceration, and then blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which add fullness of guilt and give the potential for aging wine. Shutter speed is carried out in French and American oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months. Wine storage capacity is 7-10 years. Recommended to decant the wine an hour before use.
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 document, dating from the 17th century, said that the family Chivite owned vineyards 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%.