Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía White Reserva
Vintage: 2013 (Current) | 2014 (Pending)
March 1, 2018, Tim Atkin
“Murrieta’s single-vineyard, all-Viura reserva is a modernised traditional white Rioja, entirely aged in new French oak. Flavours of pear, white pepper and subtle vanilla spice are complemented by chalky minerality, bright acidity and a saline finish.”
Capellanía is made solely from viura grapes from the winery's Capellanía vineyard, planted in 1945 and located on a plateau at an altitude of 485 meters, the highest altitude of the 741-acre Ygay Estate in Rioja Alta. A deep golden color, its complex aroma and rich taste are the hallmarks of this world famous white wine. The Cebrián-Sagarriga family, who in 1983 acquired the Marqués de Murrieta winery, established in 1852, has a distinct winemaking philosophy that is founded in the pursuit of quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.
Grapes are first carefully crushed and after a short skin contact they are gently pressed in a vertical press. This is a gentle and slow process that favors the extraction of all the aromatic potential from our low-yield viura grapes. The juice is then settled and fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank for 24 days.
Duck mi-cuit, bitter orange marmalade and ginger or grilled foie gras with warmed red fruits. We recommend decanting the wine a 15 minutes before serving to let it breathe and show its full aromatic potential. Recommended serving temperature around 57°- 59°F.
Varietals: 100% Viura
Harvest Start Date: October 10, 2013
Harvest End Date: October 11, 2013
Bottling Date: March 17, 2016
Aging: 15 months in 225-litre new French oak barrels
Cases Produced: 5,000 - 4.5 Litre cases
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99