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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  • Rioja

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  • Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut NV


    No written review

    Wine review by Michael C Butler

  • Jaume Serra Brut Cava Cristalino 2007


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    Wine review by Michael C Butler

  • Raventos I Blanc Rosado Hereu de Nit Raventos I Blanc Rosado D.o. Cava España Cl 2008


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    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Vinedos de Ithaca Akyles Priorat 2006


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    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Bodegas Muga Rioja Blanco 2011


    This wine was featured at a recent wine tasting that I presented, solely on wines of Rioja. It was recommended by a friend, as being the best white wine he has tried. I am not a big fan of white wines, but I have to agree that it is very good. Not a traditional rioja, it has great bouquet and a fresh citrus/zesty flavour, well worth trying. Read More

    Wine review by nickdavinci

  • Raventos I Blanc Reserva Brut Cava 2009


    Let's be honest, I don't exactly know what I'm looking for in the sparkling world. I purchased this bottle because it made an appearance in a local wine shop newsletter. I enjoyed drinking it @ midnight on NYE, and at a price of less than $20, I'll probably use it to celebrate sometime in the future. Read More

    Wine review by GoldFork

  • Cava, Cava, Cava, Cava, Cava Chameleon.You come and go, you come and go.Loving ... indigenous varieties such as Macabeo, Parellada, and Xerel-lo. These would be the green grapes with their bright, citrus flavors and zesty acidity. Chardonnay was introduced to Cava in 1981 and has becoming increasingly common, adding yellow fruit and a certain ... Read More

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  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava NV


    Sweet and slightly candied smelling with notes of lime, pineapple and watermelon on the nose. Hinting at sweetness on entry as well with flavors that mimic the nose. A rather fine mousse and creamy texture which makes this broadly appealing. The finish is a bit short, though it is nicely dry and shows a bit of yeasty character. 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Freixenet Carta Nevada Brut Spain Cataluna Cava 1987


    Earthy apple core, floral and dried citrus aromas with a hint of caramel. Mousse is a little coarse but this does show off fairly rich, apple and sweet citrus flavors in a fruity style that takes advantage of the residual sugar to create a smooth mouthfeel without being obviously sweet, though the sugar lingers a bit on the finish. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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