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 20th.
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: 17 months in 225 liter new French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle before release.
Botlling date: 29th August, 2011.
Number of bottles: 17,643 (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.
Peñín wine guide (spain): 91 points. Best Rioja White Reserva 2007. “Excellent wine. On the Podium of the Best Spanish Wines” by J. Peñín.
Gourmets wine guide (usa): 91 points. Best Rioja White Reserva 2007. “Excellent wine. On the Podium of the Best Spanish Wines” by J. Peñín.
La Razón Magazine (spain): “One of the most important white wines of Spain” by A. de M.
El Periodico de Cataluña newspaper (spain): Timeless White. “A perfect harmony amongst fruit, oak barrel, bottle and time” by A. Peris.