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: 15th and 17th of September.
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 24 days in absence of the grape’s skins and solid particles.
Barrel ageging process: 20 months in 225 liter new French oak barrels.
Botlling date: 2nd of September, 2013.
Number of bottles: 23,690 (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.
Parker · wine Advocate (usa): 91 + points. Top white Reserva of Rioja. “Yes, this is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja, created back in the 19th century, and they keep their traditions, but now but each wine is selected from specific plots, something that they have done since the year 2000, a year that marked a big change in the winery. I feel more balance and better integration of the oak with the wine in recent vintages. I really liked the wines I tasted. 2009 Capellania is a structured and complex, well-oaked white, certainly not for all palates. It was very recently bottled; it feels very young, showing fresh notes of chalk, dried flowers and herbal tea. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with clean acidity and a mineral finish. It’s not a wine for everybody, it’s more of an acquired taste, but it has not yet developed the complexity it gains with time in bottle; the 2004 still feels young. Drink 2015-2021.” by L. Gutiérrez.