Marques de Murrieta Capellania Reserva Blanco 2017 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Marques de Murrieta Capellania Reserva Blanco 2017 750ml
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Marques de Murrieta Capellania Reserva Blanco 2017

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Category White Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Marques de Murrieta
Alcohol/vol 14%
A wine of limited production from a centennial single vineyard, which has been kept for a year and a half in new French oak barrels and one year in bottle; giving an astonishing complexity, structure and elegance. It is a very singular white wine, with the soul of a red wine which surprises all who taste it. A white wine that exceeds all expectations with its complexity and structure, it combines the quality of selected grapes grown on a traditional singe vineyard, which gives its name to the wine and of a balanced ageing in new French oak barrels for a year and a half. The result is a surprising white wine of great bouquet, a white wine of character born to surprise by its uniqueness and perfect to accompany a great variety of rich dishes, with a magnificent potential to evolve and last gracefully in the bottle. Pair with Bresse poulard filled with truffle, apple and foie grass, fried pine nuts and sour carrots cream; sea bream little loins, red shrimp and smoked olive velouté and Capellanía white wine; pickled partridge mousse and medium cooking foie gras, bitter orange, mint and ginger coulis; artisan goad cheese Espadán and bitter chocolate truffle scented with Castillo Ygay White Gran Reserva Especial.
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“The one wine that has potential to become even subtler and more complex than Murrieta’s Ygay is its Capellanía. Showing how the well-kept traditions of Rioja can be informed by today’s knowledge, it is a most refined wine, made after very long ageing in French barriques. An inimitable mix of a unique vineyard and exceptional wisdom.”

James Suckling
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“ A creamy, complex and flavorful Rioja here, with intense lemon rind, brioche and pastries, fresh apricots, almond and fine lees. A round, intense and full-bodied expression with sleek, concentrated flavors with mouth-cleansing acidity. Very serious and long! 100% viura from 90-year-old vines. Drink or hold.”

Wine Enthusiast
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Light-straw in color, this wine has aromas of lemon and white chocolate, with a touch of dried hillside herbs. It is full on the palate, offering tropical-fruit flavors alongside notes of vanilla, mint and lemon zest. A strong sense of fruit brightness is present from entry through the smooth finish.

December 31, 2022
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Capellanía comes from the earliest harvest in recent times. It's pure Viura from the vineyard that names the wine and was aged in French oak barrels, which comes from the tradition of whites with a long aging in wood that were one of the hallmarks of Murrieta, structured and with good aging potential. These are some of the oldest vines, planted in 1945 at the highest elevation, 485 meters above sea level. The grapes were picked September 13th and 14th, when the bunches were pressed in a vertical press and the must fermented slowly in stainless steel at 10 degrees Celsius without going through malolactic fermentation. The wine matured in French barriques for 24 months, but since 2016, the wines are sharper and they also started introducing a small percentage of American oak barrels. It's 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.23 and 6.58 grams of acidity (tartaric), and it has more integrated oak and is sharper and fresher. It's medium-bodied, with less volume and more length, beautifully textured and tasty. It follows the general path in the winery toward more freshness and elegance. It's even more remarkable given how adverse the natural conditions from 2017 were... 22,920 bottles were filled in March 2021, a much shorter production than the 2016. The wine will change more in 2018 when they started fermenting the wine in concrete.

July 14, 2022
Station Plaza Wine
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Wine Spectator
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This harmonious white is both rich and graceful, with a fine mesh to the lively spine of lemon curd acidity and the flavors of poached apricot, quince paste, crushed macadamia nut, vanilla and ground ginger. Fresh and medium-bodied, with a crackle of fleur de sel on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 1,910 cases made, 150 cases imported.


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