Marques de Murrieta Capellanía 2011 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Marques de Murrieta Capellanía 2011 750ml
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Marques de Murrieta Capellanía 2011

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Category White Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Marques de Murrieta
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
A wine of limited production from a centennial single vineyard, which has been kept for a year and a half in new French oak barrels and one year in bottle; giving an astonishing complexity, structure and elegance. It is a very singular white wine, with the soul of a red wine which surprises all who taste it. A white wine that exceeds all expectations with its complexity and structure, it combines the quality of selected grapes grown on a traditional singe vineyard, which gives its name to the wine and of a balanced ageing in new French oak barrels for a year and a half. The result is a surprising white wine of great bouquet, a white wine of character born to surprise by its uniqueness and perfect to accompany a great variety of rich dishes, with a magnificent potential to evolve and last gracefully in the bottle. Pairing: Duck Mi-cuit, bitter orange marmalade and ginger; Pollard stuffed with poultry, truffles and wine infused pears; Smoked salmon, pickles with white wine mustard; Grilled foie gras with warmed red fruits.
Wine Enthusiast
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Waxy 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.

Michael Schachner, May 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
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A 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.

Thomas Matthews, September 30, 2016
Wine Advocate
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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.

Luis Gutierrez, August 30, 2016