$154.99 x 6
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$100.00 and over
Macabeo / Viura
White Table Wine
Marques de Murrieta
Capellania is a single-vineyard wine of limited production. Planted in 1945, the low-yielding Capellania vineyard is perched at the Marqués de Murrieta Ygay Estate’s highest point, 485 metres above sea level. It is composed entirely of hand-harvested Viura that is gently crushed, briefly macerated, and pressed in a vertical press. This is a slow process that favours the extraction of aromatic compounds. The juice is settled and fermented in cool steel for 24 days prior to 15 months ageing in new French oak and one year maturation in bottle.
The result is a singular wine: a white with the soul of a red. Astonishingly elegant, complex, and impressively structured. The incredible bouquet will be enhanced by decanting an hour before serving. With a steely straw colour and a very well-defined bouquet of ripe apple, spicy notes of thyme and fennel, hints of almonds and an elegant smoked note. In the mouth, the wine is straightforward and clean, full-bodied, lively and well-balanced. It has a long life ahead. Pair with citrus-glazed duck or very rich, firm fish, like grilled sturgeon.
“Mineral, macadamia, pine nuts, white sesame and white fruit with a touch of spice. A bright and linear Capellania that shows excellent tension, freshness and complexity. Long and appetizing finish. More taut and gastronomic now. 100% viura. Drink now or hold.”
96 points, James Suckling, September 2023
“The cooler 2018 vintage was ideally suited to the production of high-quality whites like this pure Viura from a six-hectare plateau at 485 metres within the extensive Castillo Ygay estate. Modern, perfumed and poised, it has finely integrated French oak, fennel, thatch and beeswax aromas, herbal complexity and a nutty, fragrant, citrus zest palate. Drink 2025-2040.”
95 points, Tim Atkin MW, Rioja Special Report, 2023