Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanco Reserva 2017 - 750ml

Rioja
Marques de Murrieta
2017
Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanco Reserva 2017 - 750ml
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Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanco Reserva 2017 - 750ml

Rioja
Marques de Murrieta
2017
Regular price HK$726.00 Sale price HK$591.00
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SKU: B061|MUR013|2017
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Capellania is made from Viura grapes, a white variety obtained from Capellania vineyard, a 6 hectares plot located at the highest altitude of the Ygay Estate. Thanks to this altitude, the great quality of its calcareous soils and the low yields obtained from the 70 years old vines, this variety reaches its maximum potential.

Every single step in the winemaking of Capellanía is aimed to reach the maximum expression of the variety: manual harvest, sorting table, low temperature fermentation… Its balanced ageing for more than 12 months in French barrels provides the wine precision and makes Capellanía an incredible gastronomic wine.

It shows a bright yellow colour, the nose discovers a versatile array of aromas like apricot, brown icing, honey, toasted almonds and spices, all accompanied by a pleasant freshness and creamy roasted aroma. The palate is broad, fleshy and velvety, with a long, lingering finish.
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I was really looking forward to the 2016 Capellanía, the white that inherited the tradition of long aging in barrel that used to be the norm in Rioja until the 1980s. It's structured, and they strive for aging potential while keeping some of the varietal character. It comes from a plot on the Ygay property that gives the wine its name; it's their highest plot at 485 meters in altitude. The grapes were picked the 3rd and 4th of October from the six hectares, and the must from pressing the clusters fermented at 10 degrees Celsius in stainless steel. And without going through malolactic, the wine was put in mostly new oak barrels, where it matured for 16 months, and then it was kept in concrete until bottling. It has 13.5% alcohol and very good freshness and acidity, and it comes through as very dry. They love 2016 as a vintage, to the point that they will not release a red Castillo Ygay 2015 (which was considered a very good vintage), because they believe it would be overshadowed by 2016. This is their oldest vineyard, and it seems to have a mind of its own. So, it doesn't necessarily follow what the other ones do, and in a vintage that saw a large crop, it delivered lower yields and they produced a lot less. The wine is still quite oaky, but I consider this a wine for the medium and long term (I'm still waiting for my 2004s!); but after a couple of hours in the glass, it felt a lot more harmonious. The palate is textured, rich and serious, with a chalky sensation and a long, dry and tasty, almost salty finish. This should make a nice bottle of aged white Rioja. 39,411 bottles and 400 magnums produced. It was bottled in late January 2020. This will be released in the spring of 2021.
  • Wine Type

    • White
  • Wine Style

    Old World
  • Bottle Size

    750 ml
  • Closure

    Natural cork
  • Serving Temperature

    • Serve Slightly Chilled
  • Aeration

    Immediate
  • Grape variety

    • Macabeo/Viura

Sweetness

Dry
Sweet
Dry

Acidity

Low
High
Medium

Tannin

Low
High
Low

Body

Light
Full
Medium

Alcohol level

Low
High
High

Aroma

  • Fennel
  • White Flower

Flavor

  • apricot
  • honey

Cuisine

  • Chinese - Guangdong
  • Spanish
  • Western

Food pairings

  • Dessert
  • White Meat
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