Macabeo

Common synonyms: Maccabeo, Macabeu, Viura (as well as, but less commonly, Alcañol, Alcañón, Blanca de Daroca, Charas Blanc, Forcalla, Gredelín, Lardot, Listan Andaludschii, Listan Andaluzskii, Lloza, Macaban, Macabeo, Macabeu, Maccabeo, Maccabeou, Maccabeu, Makkobeo, Malvoisie, Provensal, Queue de Renard, Rossan, Subirat, Tokay, Ugni Blanc, Viuna, Xarello)

Parentage of the grape: None available.

History of the grape: Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region, which is located just over the Pyrenees mountains. Though a text from 1854 suggests that it originated in the Middle East, its history is rather murky.

The variety must make up at least 51% of white Rioja, where it is prized for its ability to resist oxidation and to provide the acidity that Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca lack. However, it is being slowly edged out by international varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Read more »

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  • Roger Goulart Cava Brut Gran Reserva 2011

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    Wine review by Richard NL


  • Roger Goulart Cava Brut Gran Reserva 2011

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    Creamy vanilla and buttery brioche notes with soft and fleshy melon and peach aromas on the nose. Tart, zesty and flavorful on the palate, this brings nice citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with hints of green apple and pear and a fresh acidity and stinging bubbles adding freshness.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s ... Catalan varieties such as Macabeo, Parellada and the Xarel·lo, yet during my visit to their impressive winery, I had a chance to try their sparkling Segura Viudas Cava Rosé, made with 90% Trepat and 10% Garnacha. What is Trepat? Well, that was my question too! It is a ... Read More

    From the article The Last Wines of Summer


  • What comes to mind when I say Cava? Perhaps your initial thoughts are ... to ... to craft Cava are Xarel-lo, Macabeo, and Parellada. Chardonnay is still used by some as a blending grape, and Pinot Noir, along with Garnacha, Trepat, are often used to craft Rosé Cava.Although Cava has set itself apart from Champagne, it has maintained its use of... Read More

    From the article It's Time to Rethink Cava


  • Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserva Cava NV

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    Light floral aromas of orange blossom, green apple and pear with pungent spice and a hint of lemon. Expressive palate of Meyer lemon, grapefruit and apple with creamy pastry crust notes and a frolicking texture. There's a touch of tart citrus pith on the finish adding a bit of complexity to this agreeable crowd pleaser. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava NV

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    Light grapefruit and lemon aromas. Tart and focused in the mouth with a creamy yeast note, this is austere yet restrained with pear and green apple fruit notes coming through on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserva Sparkling Wine Cava

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    Light floral aromas of orange blossom, green apple and pear with pungent spice and a hint of lemon. Expressive palate of Meyer lemon, grapefruit and apple with creamy pastry crust notes and a frolicking texture. There's a touch of tart citrus pith on the finish adding a bit of complexity to this agreeable crowd pleaser. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Monistrol Premium Cuvee Cava Marques de Monistrol Brut Nature Berberana 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and ... ... Xarello (gives acidity), Macabeo (soft, floral) and Parallada (richness) give a completely different taste sensation. You can pour a cracking Cava for fifteen dollars; Anna De Codorníu Brut Nature N.V. Cava really hits the spot. If you’re feeling rich try Ca... Read More

    From the article Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year


  • Bodegas Inviosa Macabeo Ribera del Guadiana Lar de Barros 1999

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    Wine review by pisces7771


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