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Marques de Murrieta Blanco Reserva 'Capellania' 2004 £16.95
Marques de Murrieta Blanco Reserva \'Capellania\' 2004
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Region
Rioja, Spain

Introduction
Established in 1852, Murrieta are one of the oldest and most respected bodegas of Rioja. Their wines are made in a "classic" Rioja style and receive long ageing in barrel before release.

Their wines are concentrated and long-lived, both red and white, and some - like the Gran Reserva "Castillo Ygay" - have become legendary amongst Rioja-lovers.

Marqués de Murrieta have not stood back and stagnated however: Their 300 hectare estate now has Cabernet Sauvignon planted for their Dalmau blend which represents Murrieta’s avante-garde expression of Riojan terroir.

Grapes
100% Viura

Viticulture
Vineyard: Capellania single-vineyard, a fifty year- old plot located at the highest altitude in our 300 Ha. Ygay Estate (Rioja Alta).

Harvest:
took place on the 29th and 30th of September, 2004. The grapes are harvested by hand and then taken to the winery in a short time.

Wine Making
The grapes are first carefully squeezed and then pressed gently in a vertical, wooden basket press (S.XIX). This is a smooth and slow process that favours the extraction of the maximum aromatic potential from the grapes.

Fermentation takes place in a temperature controlled, stainless steel tank, for 20-25 days, at 12º-13ºC, in the absence of the grape skins.

Time in casks: 17 months in 225 L new French oak barrels.

Food Matching
Smoked fish, and duck liver. Pates, cheeses and rice dishes. Serve between 14º and 15º C
 

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