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Marques de Murrieta "Capellania" Rioja Blanco 2010 (Rioja, Spain)
Marques de Murrieta Capellania Rioja Blanco

Reg Price: $33.99
Our Price: $28.00
Sale Price: $24.99
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Product Code: W0976


95 Points - James Suckling
92 Points - Wine Spectator
92 Points - Wine Advocate

Marques de Murrieta "Capellania" Rioja Blanco is a limited production wine from their centennial single vineyard, "Capellania". Created from 100% Viura, the grapes are first slowly and carefully crushed and after a short skin contact, they are gently pressed in a vertical press. The juice is then settled and fermented in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for 24 days. The wine is aged for 17 months in 225-litre new French oak barrels and aged one more year in the bottle before release. The result is an astonishingly complex wine with structure and elegance, accompanied by a magnificent potential to evolve and last gracefully in the bottle.

"Aromas of white flowers, sliced pears, pineapple and chrysanthemum. Lilacs too. Full body plus mineral, stone and bright fruit flavors. It last for minutes on the palate. From a single plot of viura on the estate. It is barrel fermented and then aged 17 months. A great white. Phenomenal for the money." - James Suckling

"Aromatic notes of beeswax, chamomile and orange blossom frame the flavors of baked apple, coconut, ginger and tarragon in this generous white, whose fresh acidity and light tannins keep it structured, with the spicy accents lingering on the finish. A traditional style. Drink now through 2020." - Wine Spectator

"The 2010 Capellanía Blanco Reserva is an old-style white Rioja fermented in stainless steel and aged for 17 months in brand new French oak barrels. The grapes from the specific plot that names the wine are the first to be harvested in the Ygay estate and come from very old Viura vines at the highest point at 480 meters altitude. The nose is full of beeswax, white flowers, chamomile, fennel and licorice with smoke and sweet spices. It is very intense and powerful, obviously oaky, but Viura is a grape that takes very well on the oak aging and helps it develop in bottle for a long time. There is no astringency or edges in the palate as the wine is very unctuous and fuller when tasted next to 2009. Very balanced with a good alcohol level. These wines really grow in complexity in bottle and develop nuances for a long time, so there is no rush to drink this beauty. Very good value for the quality it delivers." - Wine Advocate

Product of Spain
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%

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