is a white grape native of Spain. It also takes the name of Viura and Macabeo, among others. It is the main white variety in the denominations of origin from Catalonia. Conca de Barberá, Costers del Segre, Navarra, Penedes, Rioja, Somontano, Tarragona and Terra Alta.
grape is golden, with highly branched and compact clusters. It's late harvest and hold frost. Sensitive to mildew and botrytis cinerea.
have aromas of lemon and white flowers.
In the mouth, Macabeo wines
have good acidity and medium body. The Maccabees gives body to the caves, near the parellada and Xarel·lo.
have little capacity for aging in barrels, although in the bottle in the case of sparkling wines.
The most interesting pairings for Macabeo wines
are fatty cheeses, pasta, chicken and salads with some flavour (Caesar salad and tuna salad).
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