Marques de Murrieta, Capellania Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2017
Overview The Wine
The origin of the Marqués de Murrieta winery is also the origin of Rioja. Don Luciano Murrieta, applying the techniques learned in Bordeaux, made the first Rioja wine in 1852, with the intention of lasting over time.
Don Luciano was clear from the beginning that a wine with the quality of Rioja and good aging would have the ability to be exported outside Spain. Therefore, he did not hesitate to send that mythical vintage of 1852 to countries such as Mexico and Cuba, also becoming the first Rioja exported.
The viura, a white variety with which it is made, comes from Pago Capellanía, of only 6 hectares and located in the highest area of Finca Ygay. Thanks to the altitude, the high quality of its calcareous soils and the low yields of the vineyards of more than 70 years, the variety reaches its maximum potential.
Manual harvest, selection table, fermentation at low temperatures... every step that is taken in the elaboration of Chaplaincy is aimed at achieving the greatest expression of the variety. Its balanced passage through French oak barrels gives it precision and makes Chaplaincy an incredibly gastronomic wine.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
With a steely straw color and with a very defined nose in which aromas of ripe apple, spicy notes of thyme and fennel, almond touches and an elegant smoked patina stand out. In the mouth it is frank and direct, with volume, fresh and balanced. With a lot of life ahead of us.
"The always demanding Pago Capellanía has given us a vintage plus a wine of great liveliness and complexity" Maria Vargas - Technical Director.
97 Points - Decanter
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.
Product size: 750ml
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