A blend of Tempranillo and Mazuelo.
Only the finest vintages from the 741-acre Ygay Estate are used to make the Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial. This Gran Reserva Especial is made from tempranillo and mazuelo from vineyards located at 500 meters above sea level. Limited in production and sought after all over the world, it is the worthy choice for the winery's emblematic Castillo Ygay label.
The wine pairs beautifully with baked beef sirloin, cameroon black pepper and wild mushrooms, as well as roasted suckling pig with baked acid apple. The Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial is closed now. Decant the wine for 1.5 hours to fully enjoy it.
"Marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms. Some dried cheese. Then turns to flowers. Very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth and power. It goes on for minutes. It is a wine that exudes tradition but gives a sense of modernity with precise winemaking. Two years in oak, one in concrete and three or four in bottle. Drink on release and age onwards." - 99 points. James Suckling