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: Capellanía single-vineyard. Planted in 1945, its soil is mainly calcareous-clay located on a plateau at an altitude of 485 metres, the highest point of the Ygay Estate, our 300-hectare estate in Rioja Alta.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5% Vol.
Grape Variety: 100% Viura.
Manual Harvest: October 3-4, 2016.
Winemaking: Grapes are first carefully crushed and after a short skin contact they are gently pressed in a vertical press. This is a gentle and slow process that favors the extraction of all the aromatic potential from our low-yield Viura grapes. The juice is then settled and fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank for 24 days.
Ageing Process: 16 months in 225-litre new French oak barrels.
Bottling Date:January 28-29, 2020.
Number of Bottles: 39,614 (75 cl) and 400 (1.5 l).
Pairing: Sole fillets, with red shrimp and fine velouté with Capellania reduction; mushroom risotto with grated Comte cheese.
TIM ATKIN (UK): 96 points."
JAMES SUCKLING (USA): 95 points.
GOURMETS (ESPAÑA): 95 points.
ROBERT PARKER (USA): 94 points.
ABC 94 points.
GUÍA PEÑÍN (ESPAÑA): 93 points.
The wine has a brilliant straw colour, ripe white fruit aromas stand out in the nose, Golden apple, conference pear, hints of butter and glances of citric, fennel and smoked aromas. Balanced in the mouth with texture, fresh acidity and a long, sustained finish.
“Capellanía is a quite demanding wine in its elaboration and further barrel ageing but it’s worthy for its amazing bottle development” Maria Vargas - Technical Manager.