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Characteristics of Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Blanco 1986
Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Blanco 1986 is a white wine made by Marqués de Murrieta in Rioja. A gem made in the classic style, mainly with Viura and 5% Malvasía. It rests for 21 years in the barrel where the wine keeps refining, and then 67 months in cement tanks to gain volume.
A great wine, ready to be aged enviably in the bottle and with many years ahead of it, much like the white wines that used to be made in the winery. Two prestigious critics have awarded it the best points: Parker with 100 points, and Tim Atkin with 98. This has immediately raised Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Blanco 1986 to the Olympus of great dry white wines made in Spain.
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
There are numerous wineries across Spain steeped in such History that you could write books about them. With over 150 years of history behind it, this is certainly the case for Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta, one of the most emblematic of Spain, which has revolutionised Riojan wine in the modern era and pioneered exports to the Americas while still following the principles of honesty and quality.