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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  • Cava Juve Masana Brut Reserva Especial NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Garnacha has arrived. Wine drinkers demand varietal Garnacha bottles and ask ... and Syrah for the reds, to Macabeo (Viura), Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca and Moscatel for the whites.The soil in the region is predominantly gravel with pockets of slate, hard clay and sandstone. The gravel soils are particularly well suited to the region’s low rai... Read More

    From the article Where to Find the Best Garnacha, Part One


  • Finca Luzon Jumilla Blanco 2014

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  • Palacios Remondo Rioja Placet 2011

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  • Vilarnau Brut Rose Reserva Cava NV

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    Soft cherry notes on the nose are a bit gamey and savory with some melon rind and citrus pith. Quite rich in the mouth, this is tart and flavorful - showing strong cherry and raspberry notes, citrus and watermelon and earth with a good acidic backbone playing against the delicate bubbles.91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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


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