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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Macabeo on Snooth

  • 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

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  • Segura Viudas Brut NV

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    Wine review by mark


  • 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


  • Viña Gravonia 2003

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  • Finca Antigua Viura 2011

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    Very floral on the nose with lots of pear fruit framed with hints of bread dough, white flowers, and mango. Stony on entry with light grapefruit pith, brie and bready flavors following. This is quite bright with plenty of acidity but it is a bit simple and finishes with only modest length though there is a nice clay and stone note to the finish... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Finca Antigua Viura 2011

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  • El Coto de Rioja Blanco 2012

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    Super intense on the nose with masses of red apple, peach and blueberry aromas.Bright and juicy if barely medium bodied in the mouth, this delivers plenty of orchard fruits supported by bright, pithy citrus flavored acidity and accented with a touch of minerality and a suggestion of sage. There's a nice aromatic peachiness here that pops on the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • El Coto de Rioja Blanco 2012

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  • Senorio de Fuentealamo Jumilla Macabeo 2010

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    Refreshing, drinkable, at a great price. 85% Macabeo, 15% Airen Read More

    Wine review by smuratore


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