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Capellanía 2016

Capellanía

2016
94
PARKER
95
PEÑÍN
95
SUCKLING
96
TIM ATKINS

£33.76

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

With wines like Capellanía, we begin to have good reasons for thinking that if the great Rioja reds share some similarities with their Bordeaux counterparts, especially regarding their maturity — and we're not just talking of shared history —, there are elements in the Rioja's great Viura whites that bring us close to Burgundy: elegance, complexity, structure and a very well-defined character. However, leaving aside the traditional great icons, namely the exceptional López de Heredia whites, due to their singularity, how many great Rioja whites could you put a name to? Capellanía is undoubtedly one of them and Murrieta has thus established a new concept of the Rioja white, aged exclusively in new wood made of French oak.

Capellanía is produced from Viura grapes that come from a single vineyard, planted in 1945 and situated on a plain lying at an altitude of 485 metres, in the highest area of the Ygay estate, owned by the winery. It's a very fine white, extremely versatile gastronomically due to its astonishing complexity, with aromas which range from fresh almonds to delicate fruits in liqueur, with distinct salinity and toasted notes; a serious and profound nose. On the palate, it's powerful and elegant, fresh, and has crisp fruit in its youth, and very good acidity which will lengthen its life for several years; it's voluminous, with a refined creaminess, a touch of very well integrated caramel and a background of camomile tea, hints of honey, dried peaches and apricots and other dried stone fruits.

To sum up, a great white with the heart and soul of a red.

NOTE: Decanting or oxygenating is recommended half an hour before serving.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 15ºC

Food pairing

Serrano ham, Oily fish, Smoked fish, Marinated fish, Duck, White meats, Roast suckling pig, Feathered game, Honey baked cod

Ratings and awards

201694 PK95 PN95 SK96 TA
201593 PK93 PN96 SK
201492 PK
201392 PK
201191+ PK
201092+ PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: SucklingTA: Tim atkins

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The winery

Marqués de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta is one of the most historic Spanish wineries. Its origins date back to 1852 when Luciano de Murrieta started trading his wines in the New World. Today, 165 years later, the impressive Ygay estate seems untouched by the passage of time, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Nowadays, Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, the present Count of Creixell, manages the winery with his sister Cristina and a skilled young team which understands how to...

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