Yup, That's Right...We did it Again! Forget the ratings, this wine delivers beyond its ratings...just saying. If you care about ratings, be our guest, they are in the technical sheet. Here is a tip...this is a serious collector's wine.
The story of the Marqués de Murrieta winery is inextricably intertwined with the history of Rioja wine. The winery’s founder, the Marqués de Murrieta, imported production techniques into Spain from Bordeaux. In 1852 he produced his first wine in Logroño, moving into the Ygay Estate in the late 1870s. Located at the heart of La Rioja, the estate is home to Ygay Castle, headquarters of the Marqués de Murrieta wineries. The castle is surrounded by 300 hectares of vineyards and is one of the world's most awarded wineries in the planet.
Own single vineyard: Castillo Ygay is always made from grapes sourced from La Plana single-vineyard, planted in 1950 and located on a plateau at the highest point of our Finca Ygay, at 485 metres above sea level.
Grape varieties: 81% Tempranillo, 19% Mazuelo.
Manual harvest: Tempranillo was harvested on the 30th of September and Mazuelo on October the 7th.
Wine making: Bunches are de-stemmed and gently crushed, before being racked into stainless steel vats. Fermentation takes around eleven days, during which we pump over and punch down the cap in order to extract aromas and poliphenols slowly and naturally.
Ageging process: The wine is aged for 26 months in 225-litre American and French oak barrels.
Bottling date: October 2014.
Number of bottles: 109.045 (0,75 l).
Pairing: Poached turbot in its pil-pil sauce slightly baked, crunchy purple garlic crumbs; candied and regenerated Bresse pigeon, couliflower and red wine macerated pear; baked beef sirloin, cameroon black pepper and wild mushrooms; roasted suckling pig with baked acid apple.
Serving suggestions: We recommend decanting the wine for 20 minutes and serve at around 14º-16º C to let the wine breathe and show its full aromatic potential.
Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 [Rioja, Spain]
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