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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  • Marqués de Cáceres White Blend Rioja Blanco 2001


    No written review

    Wine review by ivm

  • Marqués de Cáceres White Blend Rioja Blanco 2005


    Consumed stand alone, straight out of the fridge. Second glass was best. Robust but not overpowering. Satisfying afterburn on lingering finish. Read More

    Wine review by winemon

  • Reserva Real Cava Do


    Great finesse, very drinkable. Dry cava with a long lasting finish. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime

  • Cristalino Brut Cava 2005


    I don't typically buy sparkling wines but I picked up a magnum of this one after seeing it at world market for $15. This was listed on the top 100 best buy wine list according to Wine Enthusiast in 2008. Citrus lemon-lime taste with a background of green apple. Long lasting finish with an overall clean, crisp taste. Nice value. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad NV


    Floral nose, crisp, clean. Busy in the mouth. Crab apple aftertaste, acidic ... acidic acid. A little flat. Macabeo, Zarella and Parellada I am not going to try to pronounce the Read More

    Wine review by Athon

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  • Castellroig Cava Brut NV


    Bought from a tasting at California Wine Merchants in NY, a tour of non-Sonoma wines that included this bottle. After a trip to Spain in May and a Cava winery tour at Codorniu, it was a great first taste and opener to the flight we tasted that night. I bought a bottle to take home and used it for a special brunch at the end of the summer. The su... Read More

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  • Marques Monistrol Vintage Cava 2006


    Not bad really, good acidity and crisp, hints of apples, sherbet and some nuttyness in there. Fairly OK Read More

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