Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía White Reserva
Vintage: 2013 (Current) | 2014 (Pending)
Capellanía is made solely from viura grapes from our Capellanía vineyard, planted in 1945 and located on a plateau at an altitude of 485 meters, the highest altitude of the 741-acre (300-hectare) 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; Stuffed poularde, truffles and wine infused pears; Smoked salmon, pickles with white wine mustard; Grilled foie gras with warmed red fruits. We recommend decanting the wine some minutes before serving to let it breathe and show its full aromatic potential. Recommended serving temperature around 14° -15° C (57° - 59° F).
Varietals: 100% Viura
Bottling Date: March 17, 2016
Aging: 15 months in 225-litre new French oak barrels
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99