DescriptionA 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.
Own single vineyard: An old single vineyard called Capellania located at 485 meters altitude within our 300 hectare Ygay Estate surrounding the winery in the southern point of Rioja Alta wine area.
grape variety: 100% Viura.
Manual harvest in boxes: September the 20th.
Vinification: Grapes are first carefully squeezed and then pressed gently in a vertical press. This is a smooth and slow process that favours the extraction of the maximum aromatic potential from our viura grapes. Fermentation takes place in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for 25 days in absence of the grape’s skins and solid particles.
Ageing process: 15 months in 225 liter new French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle before release.
Botlling date: November 2010.
Number of bottles: 20,829 (75cl.).
Pairing: Smoked fish, white meat, duck liver, foie, cheeses, Asian food and rice dishes.
Consimtion Temperature: 14º - 15º C.
Decanting: We recommend to let it breathe for a while before consumption.
Gourmets wine guide (spain): Best White Reserva of Spain.
Peñín wine guide (spain): 93 points. “Excellent wine. On the Podium of the Best Spanish Wines. Colour: bright straw. Nose: sweet spices, cocoa bean, ripe fruit. Plate: spicy, ripe fruit, round tannins, long” by J. Peñín.
Wine & spirits (usa): 92 points. The Year’s Best Rioja “A supple iberian pleasure, this viura gains battery richness from time in oak. The fruit dominates bringing litchi and pineapple to the finish while the wine remains completely dry” by J. Greene.
Wine advocate (usa): 91 points. “Aromas of toast, baking spices, almonds, butterscotch, and melon lead to a smoothtextured,rich, savory wine with well-integrated acidity that cleans the palate. This lengthy effort is capable of evolving for several years and is likely to drink well through 2021” by R. Parker.
International wine cellar (usa) (usa): 91 points. “Light yellow-gold. Deeply pitched aromas of white peach, pineapple and pear, with toasty lees and a vanilla note adding complexity. Lush, sappy and oak-spicy, with very good intensity and focus to its pit and tropical fruit flavours. Picks up a zesty lemony quality that adds bite to the long, spicy finish” by S. Tanzer.
Wine spectator (usa): 90 points “Capellanía embraces the traditional style, featuring notes of coconut and vanilla from oak balanced by dried pear, almond and herb flavor. Firm, with very bright acidity that keeps this lively” by T. Matthews.