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Wine Marques de Murrieta, "Castillo Ygay" Gran Reserva Especial, 2009, 3 L

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Tasting Notes

Color

The wine is dark ruby ​​color.

Taste

Perfectly balanced, rich, complex taste demonstrates the power, elegance, fruit intensity and a silky texture. Delightful long aftertaste.

Aroma

Intense and wonderfully complex flavor seduces expressive notes of red fruits, cherries, currants, fragrance of flowers, the nuances of truffles and spices.

Gastronomy

The wine goes well with all kinds of red meat, game and cheeses.

Interesting Facts

Legendary wine Castillo Ygay - is the result of years of experience of the famous Spanish brand Marques de Murrieta. The wine is produced only in the best years with high yields collected in the vineyards on the estate Igay. This wine - a living legend Rioja Grandes Reservas, extant because of its elegance, complexity, aromatic intensity of taste and impeccable balance.

Vineyard called La Plana (La Plana), the harvest is used for wine production, is situated on an altitude of 485 meters above sea level on its own grounds of the Marquis de Murreta. Located in the Rioja wine region, the vineyard has a high status Gran Reserva. In the blended wine is dominated by Tempranillo grapes (93%), supplemented by a small proportion of Mazuela (7%). Tempranillo was harvested by hand in small boxes 15, 16 and 17 October, and grapes Mazuela - October 11. After careful sorting of grapes desteblirovali, and then for 11 days was kept in stainless steel tanks with daily remontazhem that helped extract from the berries maximum color and flavor, avoiding at the same time excessive tannins. Excerpt wine lasted 29 months in 225 liter American oak barrels, and then another 10 months in new oak barrels, and before the implementation of the wine for at least another 36 months aged in the bottle. This exceptional wine has repeatedly been awarded the attention of experts and wine critics, earning the highest score: 2004 - Robert Parker (USA) - 95 points, Wine Enthusiast (USA) - 91 points, Wine & Spirits Mag (USA) - 93 points, International Wine Cellar - 92 points.

Producer's description

The Marquis de Murreta - the famous Spanish wine house, known not only in his homeland, but also far beyond its borders. The company is named after Luciano Murreta, Marques de Murreta, which is considered the "father" of modern winemaking Rioja. After a working service in the Spanish army the king gave him the estate and land in the southeast Logrango where Luciano in 1872 planted the famous vineyards around the beautiful manor Ygay. After spending three years in Bordeaux on duty, he learned much about the newest technologies of French wine, which then began to implement on their own winery. Luciano Murreta a lot of experimenting with the aging of wine in oak barrels, and the first successful by their red wines once were exported to Cuba, where they received a huge success. This recognition inspired Marquis, and he enthusiastically continued his work. After a while his guilt went to Paris, where in 1878 and in 1879 won one gold and two silver medals, surprising thus experienced French winemakers.

Today the family business operates an ambitious and dynamic young Count Vicente Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Earl Creixell. Father Earl bought the winery in 1983, investing a lot of money there to revitalize the business. After the untimely death of his in 1996, the company moved to Vincent. In his 25 years with the confidence he went to work, got a new team and began to create a modern, elegant wine with its own unique style. Thus began the "new era" in the history of the brand Marques de Murrieta, whose basic philosophy is to strive for quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.

Winery company located in the southern part of the Rioja Alta, here is a beautiful and unique manor Ygay Canaja vineyard area of ​​300 hectares. Eighty percent of the area of ​​vineyards planted with varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura (Macabeo), as well as a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Own vineyard winery ensures complete control over the quality of the harvested crop and is the key to the unique style of wine Marques de Murrieta. In the old cellar of the winery, dating from the 1872 year, the best wines are aged in 225-liter oak barrels under the strict supervision of the winemaker Maria Vargas. Under her leadership, created such great red wines of Rioja as Marques de Murrieta Reserva, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva, Dalmau and two white wines Capellania Reserva and Albarino Pazo Barrantes.

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