Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía White Reserva
February 28, 2019, Tom Matthews
“This graceful white shows the lanolin and coconut notes of the traditional style, along with juicy quince and pear flavors. Fresh and lively overall, with bright acidity imparting youthful vitality, while spice and floral accents add depth. Drink now through 2022.”
August 2, 2018, James Suckling
“This is a very impressive food-wine. The discreet candied lemon and lime notes are underlined by the French oak and the medium-full palate is dry, but silky with a long, refined finish. Named after the plot where the viura vines of the estate are grown.”
July 8, 2018, Sarah Jane Evans MW
“Viura with some 15 months in new French oak: succulent richness, quince, pear, nutmeg and cinnamon notes.”
Capellanía is made solely from viura grapes from the winery's Capellanía vineyard, originally lanted in 1945 and located on a plateau at 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 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. It is recommended to decant the wine 15 minutes before serving to let it breathe and show its full aromatic potential. Best served between 57°and 59°F.
Varietals: 100% Viura
Bottling Date: March 17, 2016
Aging: 15 months in 225-litre new French oak barrels