By a majority of reader´s votes cast, the editorial department of the Guía Gourmets has agreed to give the Guía Gourmets 2013 Award for the Best Aged White Wine to Colección 125 White Wine, from the J.Chivite Family Estates. The prize was presented on April 10th, at the XXVII Salón de Gourmets, International quality food and beverage tradeshow, hosted in Madrid-IFEMA, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I.
The Chivite Colección 125 Blanco is a very special wine, a white wine aged in French oak barrels and on its own lees with the corresponding bâtonnages during the hole ageing process in the barrel. Nose captivating, intense. Brings to mind citrus, fern, blond tobacco, pastries, apricot and magnolia flower. Fresh palate and vibrant with smooth evolution. Combines sensations of depth and lightness and a persistent finish.
The XXVIII edition of the Guía Gourmets 2013, Best Wines of Spain has been made by the Comité de Cata from Grupo Gourmets, including a 22 wine-tasters team. First edition was published back in 1983, keeping the bling tasting method, 241 tastings this year, each tasting under 20 wines, thus achieving as much objectivity as possible. For this edition 4.820 wines have been blind tasted.
The Gourmet Salon is an international tradeshow unique and leader in Europe with over 1056 exhibitors, 30.000 products, 74.232 trade visitors, 1.211 accredited press representatives and media journalists.