DescriptionA wine of limited production from a centennial single vineyard, which has been kept for a year and a half in new French oak barrels and one year in bottle; giving an astonishing complexity, structure and elegance. It is a very singular white wine, with the soul of a red wine which surprises all who taste it. A white wine that exceeds all expectations with its complexity and structure, it combines the quality of selected grapes grown on a traditional singe vineyard, which gives its name to the wine and of a balanced ageing in new French oak barrels for a year and a half. The result is a surprising white wine of great bouquet, a white wine of character born to surprise by its uniqueness and perfect to accompany a great variety of rich dishes, with a magnificent potential to evolve and last gracefully in the bottle.
Own single vineyard: An old single vineyard called Capellania located at 485 meters altitude within our 300 hectare Ygay Estate surrounding the winery in the southern point of Rioja Alta wine area.
Grape variety: 100% Viura.
Manual harvest in boxes: September the 19th.
Vinification: Grapes are first carefully squeezed and then pressed gently in a vertical press. This is a smooth and slow process that favours the extraction of the maximum aromatic potential from our viura grapes. Fermentation takes place in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for 24 days in absence of the grape’s skins and solid particles.
Ageing process: 18 months in 225 liter new French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle before release.
Botlling date: January, 2009.
Number of bottles: 25,527 (75cl.).
Pairing: Smoked fish, white meat, duck liver, foie, cheeses, Asian food and rice dishes.
Consimtion Temperature: 14º - 15º C.
Decanting: We recommend to let it breathe for a while before consumption.
365 vinos al año wine guide(spain): 95 points. Best Rioja White Reserva 2005.
Wine Spectator (usa): 93 points. Best Rioja White Wine. “This expressive white is fragrant with almond blossom, citrus peel, apple, vanilla and spice notes that sail through the palate, carried on firm acidity that gives the wine a lithe, muscular texture. Fresh and long” by T. Matthews..
Repsol wine guide(spain): 93 points. Best 2005 Rioja White Reserva.
Abc wine guide (spain): 92 points. “Top white wines of Spain” by J. F. Cuesta.
Peñín wine guide (spain): 91 points. “Excellent wine. On the Podium of the Best Spanish Wines. Color: bright yellow. Nose: aged wood nuances, spicy. Palate: classic aged character, fruity, fine bitter notes, smoky aftertaste” by J. Peñín.
Todovino wine guide (spain): 1 lacre Excellent wine. “Opulent, voluminous and complex style, a white wine with the same mouth feeling of a red wine, remarkable body, wide on the palate and with a perfect acidity”.