Capellanía 2017

A white wine with a red wine soul, result of the extraordinary quality of selected white grapes from Capellanía single-vineyard.

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Capellanía Reserva

Capellania is made from viura grapes, a white variety obtained from Capellania vineyard, a 6 hectares plot located at the highest altitude of the Ygay Estate. Thanks to this altitude, the great quality of its calcareous soils and the low yields obtained from the 70 years old vines, this variety reaches its maximum potential.

Every single step in the winemaking of Capellanía is aimed to reach the maximum expression of the variety: manual harvest, sorting table, low temperature fermentation… Its balanced ageing in French barrels provides the wine precision and makes Capellanía an incredible gastronomic wine.

Capellanía 2017

Capellanía is always made from grapes sourced from Capellanía vineyard, planted in 1945 and located on a plateau at an altitude of 485 meters, in the highest area of the Ygay Estate, our 300-hectare estate, in Rioja Alta.

It took place from the September 13th to 14th, 2017.

Grapes are de-stemmed and carefully crushed and after a short skin contact they are pressed in a vertical press. This is a gentle and slow process that favors the extraction of all aromatic potential. The juice is then settled and fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank for about three weeks.

The wine is aged for 24 months in 225-litre new French oak barrels.

Arcade oyster tartar, beluga caviar and sour apple hints; carabinero prawn and spider crab ravioli with mild white truffle sauce; baked Villalba capon with Imperial sauce and roasted pine nuts; lazana and blue Munilla cheese.

Grape variety: 100% viura.

Alcohol level: 14% abv.

Bottling date: March 26th, 2021.

Number of bottles: 22,920 (75 cl) and 698 (1.5 l).

Serving suggestions: Recommended service temperature: 13⁰C (55⁰F).

Capellanía 2017

  • DECANTER (UK): 97 points.

  • GUÍA GOURMETS (SPA): 97 points.

  • JAMES SUCKLING (UK): 95 points.

  • GUÍA PEÑÍN (SPA): 95 points.

  • PROENSA (ESP): 95 points.

  • TIM ATKIN (UK): 95 points.

  • ROBERT PARKER (USA): 94 points.

Tasting note

With a steely straw colour and a very well-defined bouquet of ripe apple, spicy notes of thyme and fennel, hints of almonds and an elegant smoked note. In the mouth, the wine is straightforward and clean, full-bodied, lively and well-balanced. It has a long life ahead.

“The ever-demanding Capellanía single-vineyard has given us, once again, a wine of great liveliness and complexity” Maria Vargas - Technical Manager.