- Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2015 Product #30902 (In Stock)
Better known under it's Rioja name of Viura, Macabeo flies under the radar as a main or blending grape in white Rioja, Cava, and other regional wines. British Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has dubbed it "the Cinderella grape" in recognition of the way Macabeo is coming out of the shadows now and being allowed to shine on it's own.
This is a fine example from 35 year-old vines in Calatayud, not far from Rioja. You'll find Macabeo's signature notes of peach, orange, and almond here lifted by a note of juicy lemon. Rich and creamy on the palate with good weight and a nice, refreshing, dusty minerality on the generous finish. This will be especially delicious with fresh water fish done with butter and nuts or even with richer dishes like salmon.