It’s official! The best white wine in the world is from Spain, according to the 43 million people who use the leading app on international wine, Vivino.
As part of the 2020 Wine Style Awards, users voted through the app and chose Castillo Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial 1986 from Rioja based winery Marqués de Murrieta as the best.
On Vivino, users are able to scan their wine bottle labels and find useful information, such as the wine’s price and score. Once they try the wine, they can assign it their own score, five stars being the highest.
It’s not that surprising that Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial 1986 won this distinction, considering that it was awarded 100 points by Robert Parker back in 2016, the first time a white wine has achieved such a distinction. Tim Atkin awarded this wine 98 points.
Sold for 495 euros a bottle, it’s aged for 252 months in American oak casks and for 67 months in concrete tanks to gain volume. It’s made primarily from Viura grapes and some Malvasia grapes. This wine tastes of green apple, pear, citrus and honeysuckle and has aromas of bitter almond, citrus, apple and wildflower. It pairs wonderfully with pork, chicken and pate.