Founded in 1647, Bodegas Chivite is one of the oldest wine producing dynasties in Spain. Over eleven generations, the firm has grown from its original establishment in Navarra to estates in Rioja, Rueda and Ribera del Duero, and become the most important, as well as one of the most respected, producers and exporters of Navarra’s wines. They achieved worldly fame when Julian Marco Chivite, who gave the Bodega its name, managed the estate in 1948. He swore to only make wines of a superior quality. His approach, both in the vineyards and in the cellars, was quickly and easily noticeable. In 1967 the DO Navarre was established, of which Julian Chivite was founding member. In 1980, he received a well deserved recognition by means of a special tribute for his enormous contribution to the Spanish wines in the 20th century. Finally, he received in 1992 the ‘Repartimiento de la Orden del Agrario’ from the King of Spain. Embracing the best of the region’s traditions and the technology that has transformed it, Bodegas Chivite has forged a reputation for quality and consistency second to none in the Denominación de Origen.
Deep cherry red with a violet rim. The bouquet shows ripe black fruits, marmalade, plum, with hints of spice and oak. The palate is soft and velvety with good structure. Pleasant and long on a fruity finish.