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Macabeo 25.09.08

Macabeo  Old Vineyard    25/09/2008

Macabeo (Macabeu in Catalan) is a variety of wine grape. It is also known as Alcañol, Alcañón, Blanca de Daroca, Charas Blanc, Forcalla, Gredelín, Lardot, Maccabeo, Perpignan, Queue de Renard, Rossan, Viuna or Viura. It is widely grown in the Rioja region of northeastern Spain, the Cava producing areas south of Barcelona, and the Languedoc region of France.

The grape is used to make mildly acidic and young white wines suitable for early consumption or blended with other varieties.

Macabeo is traditionally blended with Xarel·lo and Parellada to make a sparkling Cava, the best known sparkling wine of Spain.

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