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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  • Beronia Viura Rioja Blanco 2012

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    Very tight on the nose with a hint of green melon and some lovely dried herb and almond shell top notes. Smooth and integrated in the mouth, this delivers a nice array of fresh lemon, slightly peachy and melon flavors on the palate but does lack a bit of complexity. A hint in creaminess and some faint nutty shadings add some detail to the backen... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cvne Rioja Monopole Blanco 2012

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    Rather floral in the glass but with a restrained, earthy quality to the perfume which also picks up hints of grapefruit and a suggestion of green herb. Juicy up front,this gains a bit of flesh and roundness in the mouth where flavors of bruised peach and pear add nuance to the core of grapefruit pith and under-ripe pineapple fruit. A bit of almo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • The nice thing about Sauvignon Blanc is that it is much less expensive than ... ... although never as green. Macabeo is produced in several regions and if you can find some, look for some Vinho Verde from Portugal. It often has a bit of a fizzy quality, it's dirt cheap, and it's fine for hot humid summers. Moving over to the Basque region, you... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hi there!I'm very excited to learn about Snooth learning from all of you.  I have a real love for wine (and cheese!)- food in general.  Reds are my favorite- particularly Cabs, Cab Francs, Malbecs, Tempranillos....I've had to be very choosy when I drink them for a long while now because of migraines.In the summer I like whites.  I live in Atlant... Read More

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  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    Awesome Read More

    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    A 'Grower Cava" from Alt - Penedes. Made exclusively from Free-run juice (Mosto Flor) of grapes sourced from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard in the highest part of Penedes. Elegant - Fresh & Soulful! Read More

    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Cabre & Sabat Cava NV

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    The best value I've ever found in a sparkling wine to date!! I can't believe the complexity I experience in this wine given its low price point. Pale yellow with just a hint of green. Clean, fresh, and fruity but with unexpected depth coming from yeasty/bread-like notes and something more cutting yet savoury (like graphite or nut skins). Very dr... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Dibon Cava Brut

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    Great value sparkler from Spain. Nothing too fancy. As with many of the cheaper sparklers, this one has very robust bubbles - you almost have to let it sit for a little bit to calm down. Has a dry entry with a melon finish. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • La Villa Real la Mancha Spain Macabeo 2011

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    a very surprising wine! then comes the apple, but wait! it is a subtle floral grape, smooth, not dry and it just drizzles past the palate with a complexity that just entices.........get your own damn bottle !? this ones mine ;) Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Cristalino Extra Dry Cava NV

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    too dry, all I got was a seltzer dry impression. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


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