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Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial White 1986

Non Vintage

Rioja

The Ygay Estate (located in the sub-region of La Rioja Alta) is the biggest contiguous single estate in Rioja with 300 hectares (741 acres) of vineyards surrounding the winery. The vineyards vary from 320 meters (1050 feet) to 485 meters (1591 feet).

Winemaking

The bunches were squashed and then pressed in a vertical wooden double spindle press. Fermentation took place in the classical used Ygay’s wooden vats of 18.000 litres. The wine is aged in wood for 252 months in 225 litres American oak barriques and concrete for 67 months in a concrete tank. The wine was bottled in January 29th, 2014

Harvest

Started in the first days of October with a very slow and progressive rhythm, which has led to an optimum ripening of the grapes. The Viura, the variety with bigger bunches was the first to be picked under perfect maturation, with 13% of alcohol and very high acidity.

Serving

Recommended serving temperature is between 14ºC (57F) and 15ºC (59F).

Recommended food pairing is Iberian ham, Stuffed Capon, Truffled Cheeses, White beef meat and
hake cheeks.

Technical Information

Appellation
Rioja
Varietal(s)
97% Viura, 3% Malvasla