Definition - What does Macebo mean?

Macebo, also known as Viura, is a wine grape widely cultivated in the Rioja region of Spain. It is also grown in Languedoc-Roussillon. It is used to make young, fresh, white wines with good acidity and often utilized as a blending grape with their local red wines of Tempranillo and Garnacha.

WineFrog explains Macebo

The Macebo grape is a versatile variety found on both sides of the Pyrenees. It is used to make still, dry, sweet and sparkling wines and is one of the main grapes for making Cava in Catalonia, Spain. It is also grown in the regions of Valencia, Jumilla and Yecla.

When harvested early, it makes for fresh and floral wines, but when aged in stainless steel, it can take on more body with honeyed notes and can even uphold to a rounded character when aged in oak.

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