Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2008 Capellania Blanco Reserva is the only white produced by Murrieta at this time and comes from a vineyard called Capellania, the highest plot within the Ygay Estate, located at 485 meters altitude. It’s 100% Viura from 60-year-old vines harvested on October 6, cold-fermented for 30-40 days and aged for 19 months in new French oak barriques, with no malolactic. It has notes of chamomile, dried flowers, honey, pollen, beeswax and roasted nuts with great complexity and elegance, in a slightly oxidative way. Medium to full-bodied in the palate, it is round, with good amounts of glycerin, pungent flavors and superb balance. 19,500 bottles produced. It should have a good evolution in bottle. Drink 2014-2018. (Dec 2013)
Capellania is made solely from Viura grapes from our Capellania vineyard, a 50-year-old plot located at the highest altitude of the 741-acre (300-hectare) Ygay Estate in Rioja Alta. A deep golden color, its complex aroma and rich taste are the hallmarks of this world famous white wine. The Cebrian-Sagarriga family, who in 1983 acquired the Marques de Murrieta winery, established in 1852, has a distinct winemaking philosophy that is founded in the pursuit of quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.
|Capellania pairs well with smoked fish, white meat, duck liver, pates, cheeses and rice dishes. We recommended decanting Capellania half an hour before serving it at 14º to 15º C.
|Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852 in the world renowned Rioja region of Spain. Today V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, leads the family-owned company.
With a vision of innovation and respect for tradition, Marques de Murrieta is rooted in strong, historical fundamentals that shape the vision and philosophy of this iconic Spanish brand. The winery is settled near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300 hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source of the wines and is the key to the quality and style of Marques de Murrieta wines.