Marques de Murrieta Capellanía 2011
|Brand||Marques de Murrieta|
Wine EnthusiastWaxy aromas of dried stone fruits and potent oak open this classy barrel-fermented Viura. A refined palate with cutting acidity energizes woody pear and apple flavors. On the finish, resiny oak and a wave of oxidized Sherry notes are highly complex but maybe not for everyone.
Wine SpectatorA thick texture carries bold flavors of coconut, almond, lanolin and vanilla in this powerful white, framing a core of creamed pear and honeydew. Has light tannic grip and enough acidity to stay lively. Drink now through 2021. 92 cases imported.
Wine AdvocateCapellanía 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.