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Marques de Murrieta Rioja Blanco "Capellania" 2011

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"Capellanía is the name of a vineyard in the Ygay estate, the highest altitude one at 485 meters altitude, and is also the name of a white from Marqués de Murrieta. The 2011 Capellanía is a wine produced with Viura grapes aged like a red, with the idea to produce a white with ability to live long in bottle. The must obtained from a slow pressing of the full clusters fermented in stainless steel and the wine matured in new 225-liter French oak barriques. 2011 was a very warm and ripe vintage, and a long time in new oak can provide very oaky wines, especially in wines with moderate acidity, which sometimes take the oak aromas and flavors in a very strong way. This is not the case here; the wine is exuberant and perfumed, with aromas of lemon sherbet, magnolia flowers and subtle, elegant spicy oak. There is a sense of harmony that is breathtaking. It doesn't look like a warm vintage at all. The finish is very tasty and long. I think this should age nicely. 37,523 bottles produced." (91+ pts) -RobertParker.com

Region: Spain » Rioja

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Marques de Murrieta is a family business in an almost "romantic" sense of the world. This project is a way of life, where is impossible to cut the ties that bind our wines and our family.

"Capellanía is the name of a vineyard in the Ygay estate, the highest altitude one at 485 meters altitude, and is also the name of a white from Marqués de Murrieta. The 2011 Capellanía is a wine produced with Viura grapes aged like a red, with the idea to produce a white with ability to live long in bottle. The must obtained from a slow pressing of the full clusters fermented in stainless steel and the wine matured in new 225-liter French oak barriques. 2011 was a very warm and ripe vintage, and a long time in new oak can provide very oaky wines, especially in wines with moderate acidity, which sometimes take the oak aromas and flavors in a very strong way. This is not the case here; the wine is exuberant and perfumed, with aromas of lemon sherbet, magnolia flowers and subtle, elegant spicy oak. There is a sense of harmony that is breathtaking. It doesn't look like a warm vintage at all. The finish is very tasty and long. I think this should age nicely. 37,523 bottles produced." (91+ pts) -RobertParker.com

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