JANCIS ROBINSON IDENTIFIES CHIVITE FINCA DE VILLATUERTA CHARDONNAY AS A SPANISH CHABLIS

26 FEB. 2014

The prestigious British wine analyst Jancis Robinson reviewed one of the Chivite Finca de Villatuerta wines, in this case, the varietal Chardonnay, in the tasting published in November.

“Aged on lees and very lean and lively. Quite a contrast to the rather fat Rheinhessen whites of Motzenbäcker wines just tasted... Grip and juice with a vaguely mineral finish. Not silly to see this as a (real) Spanish Chablis. Really quite fine. Should develop nicely. Still quite chewy but not aggressively.” www.jancisrobinson.com

The vineyards
Granja de Legardeta, in the municipality of Villatuerta, is a property of 160 hectares of unique and singular soil types made up of sediment and calcareous, silty clay with a significant Atlantic influence. These characteristics are reflected in the wines of the Chivite Finca de Villatuerta range, with outstanding character and singular aromas and flavours.

J. Chivite Family Estates S.L. is a firm of renowned wine-makers with the seal of the Chivite family, a history that dates back to 1647 in which eleven generations have defended a way of life based on the land and the vine.

Founded in 1647, it is one of the wine-making family firms with the longest history in Spain. Eleven generations of Chivites have passed on the baton to maintain the tradition of wine-making. During this time, the Chivite firm has grown, adapting to new demands of the market and the consumer, and has created a brand that today is synonymous with maturity, elegance and know-how. 

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