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Castillo Ygay:Own single vineyard: An 80 year old single vineyard called La Plana located at the highest peak (485 meters altitude) within our 300 hectare Ygay Estate which surrounds the winery in the southern point of the Rioja Alta wine subzone. It is exclusively elaborated from the excellent quality vintages (The last ones from the XXIthcentury have been: 2000-2001 and 2004).
Grape varieties: 89% Tempranillo, 11% Mazuelo.
Manual harvest: Tempranillo was harvested on the 30th of September and Mazuelo on October the 10th
Vinification: Grapes are first carefully de-stemmed, squeezed and then fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks for 11 days, with daily “remontage” and “pigeage” processes which help its wine to develop its own personality. Both these processes ensure maximum colour and aroma, without producing excessive tannins.
Ageging process: 30 month in 225 litter oak barrels, with at least 10 months in new oak, and 36 months in bottle before release. While the Tempranillo ferments in American oak barrels, the Mazuelo ferments in new French oak barrels.
Pairing: All kinds of red meats, game, ibericos and cured chesses.
Consimtion Temperature: 18º – 19ºC.
Decanting: We recommend to let it breathe for some minutes before consumption.