Wine & Other Stories

Macabeo: three proposals

Written by Veronica Lavenia

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Credits: © El Jardí dels Sentits

The Macabeo grape, also known as Viura, is one of the best-known white grape varieties in Spain. Cultivated in the eastern area of ​​the French Pyrenees, it arrived in Spain through Catalonia and then expanded into the various Autonomous Communities such as Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Aragón, La Rioja, the Basque Country and the Valencian Community.
Macabeo is also the main variety in the denominations of origin of various regions, such as Rioja, Cava, Calatayud, Navarra, Penedés, Somontano and Tarragona.
With the Macabeo grape are produced white wines, sparkling wines and even some desserts.

Artemisa '17 - El Jardí dels Sentits

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Artemisa ’17, by the Catalan winery El Jardí dels Sentits, 80% Macabeo, was appreciated for its “Floral notes of dog rose and peach blossom that accompany and intertwine with fruity notes of pomegranate, delicate citrus nuances embellished with perfumes of small red berried berries”.
For the full review click here.

Saó Blanc 2021- Mas Blanch I Jové

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Saó Blanc 2021, from the Spanish company Mas Blanch I Jové, is produced with 80% Macabeo grapes – Particularly recommended for “The fresh and intense sip. Acidity and sapidity give a perfectly balanced sip with good persistence. An aftertaste of exotic fruit remains which invites you to repeat the sip”.
For the full review click here.

Cava Dionysus Reserva 2019 - Canals & Munné

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Cava Dionysus Reserva 2019, by Canals & Munné, produced with 10% Macabeu is recommended for its “Wet slate mineral notes and for the fresh, pleasant sip, with a very persistent citrus aftertaste”.
For the full review click here.

About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Writer, book author and magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in the most popular International magazines.
Digital Content Manager and Communication Manager at "The Wolf Post", since the birth of the platform.

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