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: Capellanía single-vineyard. Planted in 1945 located on a plateau at an altitude of 485 metres, the highest point of the Ygay Estate, our 300-hectare estate in Rioja Alta.
Grape Variety: 100% Viura.
Manual Harvest: September 13 and 14, 2011.
Winemaking: Grapes are first carefully crushed and after a short skin contact they are gently pressed in a vertical press. This is a gentle and slow process that favors the extraction of all the aromatic potential from our low-yield Viura grapes. The juice is then settled and fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank for 24 days.
Ageing Process: 15 months in 225-litre new French oak barrels.
Bottling Date: August,2014.
Number of Bottles: 37.523 (75cl).
Pairing: Duck Mi-cuit, bitter orange marmalade and ginger; Pollard stuffed with poultry, truffles and wine infused pears; Smoked salmon, pickles with white wine mustard; Grilled foie gras with warmed red fruits.
Serving Suggestions: We recommend decanting the wine some minutes before serving to let it breathe and show its full aromatic potential. Recommended serving temperature around 14º -15º C (57º - 59º F).
James Suckling (Usa): 95 points. Aromas of white flowers, sliced pears, pineapple and chrysanthemum. Lilacs too. Full body plus mineral, stone and bright fruit flavors. It last for minutes on the palate. From a single plot of Viura on the estate. It is barrel fermented and then aged 17 months. A great white. Phenomenal for the money.
Guía Peñín (Spain): 93 points.