White Wine Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2016

Reserva white wine from La Rioja. Old-vines Viura aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels and for 12 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Viura,
P 94 ñ 93 94 94

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Besides its legendary reds, La Rioja produces some exceptional white wines. For instance, Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía.

This age-worthy Spanish white wine is made from over 70-year-old vines located in the highest area of the Ygay estate, Pago Capellanía, located at an altitude of 485 metres above sea level.

It is made solely from Viura, arguably Rioja's most important white grape.

Manually harvested, the grapes of this white wine from La Rioja were gently crushed, after which the resulting wine must was drawn off.

Then this Reserva white wine produced by Marqués de Murrieta was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 24 days, and subsequently aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Finally, it was aged for a further 12 months in the bottle before its release.

Decant Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2016 30 minutes before drinking.

39, 614 bottles produced.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía is old gold with some greyish glints.


Immensely rich, this varietal Viura smells of raw almonds, liquor-infused white fruit, cumin, turmeric, citrus, withered leaves and damp earth. This white wine aged in oak also suggests some salty and mineral remembrances and hints of clove, menthol and toast.


Nuanced and layered, this white wine from Marqués de Murrieta already shows a remarkable complexity. It is dry and creamy, packed with first-class fruit and some wooden notions that need some time to fully integrate. It has a crisp acidity and a long, luscious finish.

Our personal opinion

Well-crafted and classy, Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2016 has a considerable ageing potential. Pair it with a substantial cheese platter, hearty rice recipes, and feathered game dishes.


Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2015:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. J.Suckling 96.

Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2014:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92. Peñín 93.

Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2012:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.

Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2011:

Parker 91. Peñín 93. Enterwine 93.

Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2010:

Parker 92. Peñín 93. James Suckling 95.

Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2008:

Parker 90. Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 13-15ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 94
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides J.Suckling 95. T.Atkin 96. Guía Gourmets 95.
Mono-Varietal Viura
Pairings Baked whitefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Goat cheese, Rice with fish, Roasted foods, Rosted piglet, Smoked foods, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Dry and full bodied, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
A capella
After drinking this, I'm definitely digging into the unknown world of Rioja whites...
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
top white
This is up there with some really great French whites. It has everything: texture, class, terroir, complexity and freshness. Besides, my experience tells me that you can cellar Rioja whites for ages and you almost never encounter any problems of premox, a very serious problem of Burgundy whites.
Review by (Posted on 18 January 2018)
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