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Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2015

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Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2015

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13

Score

P 93
Parker Score 93
93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

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Details

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

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

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.

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

Then this reserve white wine produced by Marqués de Murrieta was fermented in stainless steel tanks and subsequently aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Then it was bottled and aged for a further 12 months before its release.

Decant Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2015 at least 30 minutes before drinking.

54.714 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía has an old-gold colour with some greyish glints.

Nose

Really complex, Capellanía by Marqués de Murrieta 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.

Palate

A serious and bold single varietal old-vines Viura from La Rioja, with a first-class fruit and some lively wooden notions that need some time to fully integrate. Underbush, dry fruit, bone fruit, white flowers, aniseed, exotic spices and some mineral and vegetal nuances. Dry and creamy, with a tense acidity, great elegance and a long, unctuous, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Well-crafted and classy, Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2015 has a considerable ageing potential. Pair it with a substantial cheese platter, rice, and feathered game dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

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 2015
Type White
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 13-15ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker Score 93
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides James Suckling 96.
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Viura
Percentage of variety No
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
  1. A capella review by White digger on 11/6/2018
    Value

    After drinking this, I'm definitely digging into the unknown world of Rioja whites...

  2. top white review by Guy Fawkes on 1/18/2018
    Value

    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.

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