White Wine Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2018

Reserva white wine from La Rioja. Old-vines Viura aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels and for 7 months in concrete diposits.

Reserva. 22 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Viura,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

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

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

Manually harvested, the grapes were gently crushed, after which the resulting wine must was drawn off.

Then this white wine from La Rioja produced by Marqués de Murrieta was fermented in concrete diposits under controlled temperature. After that, the wine was aged for 22 months in 225-litre French oak barrels and for a further 7 months in concrete diposits.

Bottled on July 6 2022, Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2018 was aged for 12 months in the bottle before its release.

Decant this Reserva red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

21,836 bottles produced.

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Additional Information

The white wine Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía is deep yellow with some greyish glints.


Quite rich, this varietal Viura brings aromas of raw almonds, liquor-infused white fruit, cumin, turmeric and citrus, evolving into clove, menthol and toast.


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

Our personal opinion

Rich and classy, Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2018 is a Burgundy-style white Rioja with a considerable ageing potential. Pair with a substantial cheese platter, hearty rice recipes, and feathered game dishes.


Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2017:

Enterwine 94. J. Suckling 95. T. Atkin 95. Parker 94.

Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 93. J.Suckling 95. T.Atkin 96. Guía Gourmets de España 95.

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 2018
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 22
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
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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