A classic Gran Reserva rioja made in only the finest vintages. After the de-stemming of the grapes, which are hand-harvested, fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tanks, followed by 31 months ageing in American oak barrels and a further 3 years ageing in the bottle before release.
Background: Castillo Ygay is produced by Marques de Murrieta. Established in 1852, Murrieta are one of the oldest and most respected bodegas of Rioja. Their wines are made in a "classic" Rioja style and receive long ageing in barrel before release. Their wines are concentrated and long-lived, both red and white, and some - like the Gran Reserva "Castillo Ygay" - have become legendary amongst Rioja-lovers