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Capellanía 2016


Rioja (Spain)

With wines like Capellanía, we begin to have good reasons for thinking that if the great Rioja reds ...

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Capellanía 2016


Wine White Barrel Aged




Alcohol content i


Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016


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.

Food pairing

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


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 15ºC

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by: Michele (5 Feb) - Vintage 2016

Rioja is the new bourgogne!!!

Davvero i vini riojani e in particolare questo viura in purezza mi ricordano la Borgogna e i suoi chardonnay... Capellanía 2016 ha un colore giallo paglierino carico tendente al dorato, limpido, consistente; al naso è ricco, con sentori floreali e di frutta a polpa bianca, come pera e pesca, ma anche frutta tropicale, come ananas, litchies, seguono aromi di burro, tostati e vanigliati, con finale minerale ed etereo, di pietra focaia e glicerina; in bocca è come lo avevi immaginato, piacevolmente morbido, lattato, fresco, sapido, strutturato e ben equilibrato, intenso, persistente, armonico.

by: Imma (24/06/2020) - Vintage 2015

Un blanco con madera

Blanco con madera, marida con carnes suaves y pescados fuertes

by: MLM (03/03/2020) - Vintage 2015

Extraordinaria relación calidad precio

Vino impactante desde el aroma hasta el regusto por su rendondez, equilibrio, esquisitez. Tiene un gusto largo, duradero.... uno de los mejores blancos que he probado en mucho tiempo!!

by: Raul (24/12/2018) - Vintage 2014

Gran vino blanco riojano, para repetir

Gran vino blanco riojano, muy gastronómico, complejo, largo y muy sabroso, volveremos a repetir, esta cosecha nos ha gustado mucho. .Ideal para una cena romántica o una comida con amigos y varias botellas de vino blanco riojano para aprender y comparar las virtudes de las viuras y malvasias así como garnachas blancas.

by: STB (18/04/2017) - Vintage 2011


I enjoyed this wine after letting it breathe for some time. Worth decanting, I think, sturdy but certainly with good layers.