Capellanía 2019

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


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 2019

Grapes are sourced from Capellanía single-vineyard, 6 hectares (14.8 acres), 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.

The harvest was carried out on September 10-11, 2019.

Grapes are de-stemmed and after passing through the sorting table, they are carefully crushed. After a short skin contact they are gently pressed in a vertical press to favor the extraction of all the aromatic potential. The juice was then settled and fermented in a 9,400-litre concrete vat at 10°C.

23 months in 225-litre Allier French oak barrels and 13 months in concrete vats.

Fresh durum pasta in ravioli, gran reserva ham and black truffle sauce; bágoa tear pea and organic egg yolk; white prawn tartare, Imperial caviar and juice from their roasted heads; aged white truffle risotto, foie gras and roasted pigeon sauce.

Grape variety: 100% Viura.

Alcohol level: 14% vol.

Bottling date: May, 2023.

Number of bottles: 30,378 (0.75 l), 1,204 (1.5 l).

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

Capellanía 2019

  • ROBERT PARKER (USA): 95 points.

  • TIM ATKIN (UK): 95 points.

  • CLUB OENOLOGIQUE (UK): 95 points.

  • WINE SPECTATOR (USA): 93 points.

  • VINOUS MEDIA (USA): 93 points.

Tasting note

A nose shaped by aromas of white stone fruit, pine nut, bay leaf and hazelnut skin. Smoky and mineral glints embrace the elegant mixture. Precise fruit palate and fluid texture. Pure balance.

“2019 has given us a seamless Capellanía, precise and long-lasting” María Vargas, technical Director.

Capellanía 2019