Marqués de Murrieta Blanco Reserva ‘Capellania’ Rioja 2011 75cl

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Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Marques de Murrieta
Grape Variety Viura
Size 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2011
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Smoked fish, white meat, foie, cheeses, Asian food and rice dishes
Style Dry and oaked
A modern take on the traditional white Rioja style. Pale gold in colour with intense aromas of ripe golden fruit with smoke and almonds. The palate is dry and savoury with oak vanilla overlaid with golden fruit, and a lovely balancing freshness on the finish.
Country Of Origin: Spain
Established in 1852 by Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta, this historic bodega was the first of the famous Rioja houses to be established and is still in existence today. As the original visionary and pioneer of the Rioja region, Luciano was made Marques de Murrieta by Queen Isabel II. After the death of the Marques in 1911, the bodega was taken over by the Olivares family and then in 1983 by D. Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell. The new owner's aim was to establish Bodegas Marques de Murrieta among the best wineries in the world. His sudden death in 1996 left the vision only partly fulfilled. The baton was passed onto his son Vicente Dalmau who proceeded to revolutionise the entire estate, investing significantly in the vineyards and winery to take the bodega into the 21st century. The emphasis now is very much quality focused, with low yields in the vineyard and limited production in the winery. Truly hand-made, world-class wines from the oldest family owned estate in Rioja. Made with Grapes from an old single vineyard called Capellania located at 485 meters altitude within the 300 hectare Ygay estate surrounding the winery in the southern point of Rioja Alta wine area. Grapes are first carefully squeezed and then pressed gently in a vertical press. This is a smooth and slow process. Fermentation takes place in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for 24 days without skin contact. The juice then spends 20 months in 225 litre new French oak barrels.
Country Of Origin: Spain

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