Marques de Murrieta Blanco Reserva 'Capellania' 2015
Capellania by Marques de Murrieta is a single vineyard Rioja Blanco made from Virus grapes. The vineyard by the same name is located at 485 meters above sea level within the Ygay estate in Rioja Alta. It is aged for 15 months in French oak and displays a linear structure with lemon curd, apple, quince, almonds and crème caramel flavours. It’s a sophisticated modern style of Rioja made with balanced oak and no signs of oxidation.
Marques de Murrieta was the first estate to establish the concept of a “Chateau” in the iconic La Rioja region of Spain. Luciano Murrieta produced his first wine in 1852 after travelling to Bordeaux where he was heavily influenced by the areas structure and wine making techniques. At the time, the idea of building a castle or chateau with the vineyards around it was unheard of in Spain but by the 1870’s he has his castle and surrounding 300 hectares of vineyards. The estate was purchased in 1983 by the Cebrian-Sagarriga family who meticulously rebuilt the castle between 2007 and 2014 and turned it into what can only be described as a modern day Bond villain’s lair complete with restaurant, museum, underground cellar network and one of the finest lounges in Europe.