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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  • Finca Luzon Jumilla Blanco 2014

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Palacios Remondo Rioja Placet 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Bodegas Valdemar Conde de Valdemar Viura 2013

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  • “Pure wines capturing the essence of Spain in every glass,” ... ... Sparkling White -Blend of Macabeo & Airén grapes creates a wonderfully dry effervescent wine.Tarantas Sparkling Rosé – Soft, dry rosé with a hint of strawberry. 100% Bobal, one of Spain’s most unique grapes.Tarantas Cava – Blend of classic Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada. Pair... Read More

    From the article Wine with Body and Soul from the Heart of Spain ~ Tarantas Tiene Cuerpo y Alma


  • Azpilicueta Blanco 2014

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  • 5 Vinas Viura

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  • My quest to uncover wine categories that aren’t getting as much love as ... ... together Xarel-lo (40%), Macabeo (30%), and Parallada (30%). Primary fermentation took place in stainless steel followed by secondary fermentation in bottle using the traditional method. Aging took place over a year. 150,000 6 bottle cases of this Cava were produce... Read More

    From the article Last Minute Sparkling Wine for Your Valentine's Day Sweetie


  • Posidonia Cava Brut Reserva Bodega Bosamaria NV

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  • Protocolo Blanco Dominio de Eguren 2014

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    Not much going on with this Spanish white blend of Macabeo and Airen. There are some floral aromatics on the nose but on the palate this is somewhat flat and one dimensional. There is a bit of watered down lemon juice and maybe a touch of green apple. The acidity is decent but overall this is a fairly thin and simple wine. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Epiphanic - I like that word DM. For me, the shining star in my (limited) ... ... Spanish blend. This is 60% macabeo and 40% airen (at one time the most widely planted grape in the world and one that hardly anyone has ever heard of).Not much going on here, nothing to see, move along.  There are some floral aromatics on the nose but on the pala... Read More

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