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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  • 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


  • Cristalino Extra Dry Cava NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Raventós I Blanc de la Finca 2010

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    2008 Read More

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Faustino VII Rioja Blanco 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • If you were a big commercial operation, I would advise against taking out the ... ... is used to make Txakoli, Macabeo, Verdejo, or maybe some others, like Xarel-lo.I'd try any one of them. But again, it's easy for me to say - it's not my money. BTW - what about things like Chenin Blanc? That used to be planted a but more widely and some wasn'... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon's Smallest


  • Hi, I'm Tom Vail.  With my wife Marion, we grow pinot noir and pinot gris in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  Our label is Calamity Hill Vineyard and Farm.  We produce fewer than 100 cases of pinot noir and 50 cases of pinot gris each vintage.  Our tasting room is only open Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and this year on the weekend prior to Than... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon's Smallest


  • Cabre & Sabat Cava NV

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    I absolutely love this cava! Smooth, well rounded and it tastes more expensive than it is. Beautifully bubbly and not so heavy on apple like so many of the cheaper bubblies. Great for everyday type drinking Read More

    Wine review by mrsrhampton


  • Cava Avinyo Brut NV

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    CWC tasting, liked enough to buy Read More

    Wine review by kationation


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