Macabeo

Macabeo

Macabeo variety is original from the Penedés appellation in Cataluña. Its clusters are big and packed with middle-sized grapes of thick skin. It has late budding and ripening. Its productive sprouts might be damaged by the wind.  Macabeo doesn't acclimate well to cool and humid areas. It is very sensitive to botrytis cinerea and the ring rot, but it endures better the downy mildew. Macabeo vineyards have high performance and an early harvest is recommended.

In France, Macabeo variety is far less cultivated than in Spain, but it has win some respect over the past few years, particularly in Roussillon, where it is blended with Garnacha Blanca for oak-fermented wines.

Macabeo variety prevails in Cataluña, Castilla La Mancha and Aragón, though it is also present in La Rioja, Valencia and Extremadura. Its success in Cataluña is due, basically, to the rol played in Cava wines, where it is blended with Parellada and Xarel.lo. In La Rioja, Macabeo replaced Malvasía Riojana and Garnacha Blanca after the phylloxera pest.  Even though many producers have not much respected this variety, they have obtained good productions, and there are a few excellent barrel aged white wines  such as Viña Tondonia Blanco and Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía, elaborated with Macabeo.

Macabeo wines are slightly floral and fairly aromatic when young, but acidity is usually low and they can lose the aroma soon and develop some bitter almond taste. Despite this, if a short pruning is done and the output is low, interesting oak fermented wines can be obtained with style that range from oxidation to modern wines as Finca Allende, who make a Macabeo wine with good ageing potential. Other recommended wineries in La Rioja are: Beronia, Palacios Remondo, Remírez de Ganuza and Benjamín Romeo

Synonyms: Viura, Macabeu

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Wine with Macabeo

Lecea Blanco 2013
Quantity:
3,55 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Lecea Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura
Lecea Clarete 2013
Quantity:
3,55 €
Charming
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Lecea Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura, Garnacha
Protocolo Blanco 2016
Quantity:
3,95 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Dominio de Eguren Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Macabeo, Airén
Marmellans Blanc
Quantity:
4,10 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Macabeo
Dominio Espinal Blanco 2014
Quantity:
4,10 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Castaño Appellation Yecla Grapes Macabeo
Borsao Blanco Selección 2016
Quantity:
4,30 €
Other Vintages available: 2015
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Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Borsao Appellation Campo de Borja Grapes Macabeo, Chardonnay
Borsao Blanco Selección 2015
Quantity:
4,30 €
Other Vintages available: 2016
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86
Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Borsao Appellation Campo de Borja Grapes Macabeo, Chardonnay
Ca n'Estruc Blanco 2016
Quantity:
4,45 €
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Lopez de Haro Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,50 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Garnacha, Viura
Lopez de Haro Blanco 2016
Quantity:
4,50 €
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Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura
Jardins Blanco 2016
Quantity:
5,00 €
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88
Castaño Blanco 2016
Quantity:
5,10 €
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Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Bodegas Castaño Appellation Yecla Grapes Macabeo, Chardonnay
Nekeas Blanco 2016
Quantity:
5,20 €
bottle x6: 4,95 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Nekeas Appellation Navarra Grapes Viura, Chardonnay
Cune Blanco Semidulce
Quantity:
5,55 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura
Mas Donís Blanc 2016
Quantity:
5,60 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo
Monopole 2016
Quantity:
5,60 €
PK87
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Type of wine Young White Winery Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura
Vinyet Blanc 2014
Quantity:
5,60 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Martí Serdà Appellation Penedés Grapes Macabeo, Parellada, Muscat Blanc
Lorenzo Cachazo 2016
Quantity:
5,70 €
bottle x6: 5,40 €/u. (-5%)
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86
Type of wine Young White Winery Ángel Lorenzo Cachazo Appellation Rueda Grapes Verdejo, Viura
El Guia 2016
Quantity:
5,75 €
PK88
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Finca de la Rica Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Viura
Espelt Vailet 2016
Quantity:
5,75 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Espelt Viticultors Appellation Empordà Grapes Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo
Martí Serdà Brut - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
5,75 €
Other Bottle sizes: Magnum, Standard
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88
Type of wine Cava Winery Martí Serdà Appellation Cava Grapes Macabeo, Xarel.lo, Parellada
Ares Blanco 2011
Quantity:
5,80 €
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88
Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Dios Ares Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura
Codorníu 1551 Brut Nature
Quantity:
5,80 €
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Type of wine Cava Winery Codorníu Appellation Cava Grapes Macabeo, Xarel.lo, Parellada
Petit Almodí Blanco 2015
Quantity:
5,85 €
bottle x6: 5,55 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery Altavins Viticultors Appellation Terra Alta Grapes Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Muscat
Finca Nueva Viura 2015
Quantity:
5,85 €
PK88
89
Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Finca Nueva Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura
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