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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  • Croix Milhas Rivesaltes Ambre Vin Doux Naturel NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava NV

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    Earth and minerals, with bits of apple and citrus peel, just another great one at a low price point. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Jaume Serra Cava Semi Seco NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Jaume Serra Cava Semi Seco NV

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    Golden straw color. Toasted smell. Persistent bubbles. It has some "beer-like" sensations that i can not precise. (Jaume Serra brut nature) Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • So what’s the first thing you think of when you read Cariñena? I ... 30% followed by Cabernet, Macabeo (Viura), Syrah, Chardonnay, Merlot and Carignane. Also visited on my trip were the cellars of San Valero, the first to bottle wine commercially in Cariñena and one of the early leaders to sell wine under their own brands in the region. Drawin... Read More

    From the article Carinena Is Ready for You


  • Bodegas Paniza Viura 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Bodegas Paniza Viura 2013

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    Gassy with slightly green herb framed warm apricot fruit on the nose. Moderately rich on entry with good acid, supporting a little apricot and mostly green apple fruit with green plum on finish, good length, and a hint of rs covering the acid on the lemony finale. Fruity and straightforward with a hint of mineral spice. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Agoston Blanco 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Agoston Blanco 2013

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    Tight, subtle, low mineral and yellow fruit, with a hint of vanilla and banana on the nose. Bright acids greet the palate followed by a modestly rich body with nice mineral flavors and a slightly dusty finish. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Beso de Vino Macabeo 2013

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    Yellow and green fruit with a bit of dusty chalkiness and hints of wild herbs on the nose. Bright fruit, juicy acids, bit of astringency, bit of sweetness late on the palate, decent finish, grapefruit, kiwi, white grapefruit pith and just a suggestion of steel on modest finish. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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