A white wine with a red wine soul, result of the extraordinary quality of selected white grapes from a hundred-year old vineyard.

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 Reserva 2016

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 3th to 4th of October of 2016.

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 24 days.

The wine is aged for 16 months in 225-litre new french oak barrels.

Sole fillets, with red shrimp and fine velouté with Capellania reduction; mushroom risotto with grated Comte cheese.

Grape variety: 100% viura.

Alcohol level: 13,5% abv.

Bottling date: January 28-29, 2020.

Number of bottles: 39,614 (75 cl) and 400 (1.5 l).

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

Capellanía Reserva 2016

  • TIM ATKIN (UK): 96 points.

  • JAMES SUCKLING (USA): 95 points.

  • GUÍA GOURMETS (SPAIN): 95 points.

  • ROBERT PARKER (USA): 94 points.

  • GUÍA ABC (SPAIN): 94 points.

  • GUÍA PEÑÍN (SPAIN): 93 points.

Tasting note

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.