Viura (Macabeo, Macabeu)
Viura, also known as Macabeo or Macabeu, is a white grape variety native to northeastern Spain, used in the production of fresh and citrusy wines, including Cava
Varietal origin: Viura is a white grape variety that is native to northeastern Spain, specifically the regions of Catalonia and Aragon. It is also grown in the Roussillon region of France, where it is known as Macabeu.
Typical taste profile: Viura is known for producing wines with a light to medium body and moderate acidity. It is often used in blends to provide freshness and citrusy notes to the wines. Viura wines can exhibit flavors of white fruits, such as apples and pears, as well as floral and herbal notes. In some cases, Viura wines can be aged in oak barrels, which can add complexity and depth to the wine.
Regional styles: Viura is commonly used in the production of Cava, a traditional sparkling wine from Spain, where it is often blended with other grape varieties such as Xarello and Parellada. In addition to sparkling wines, Viura is also used in the production of still white wines in Catalonia and Aragon, where it can be made as a varietal wine or blended with other local grape varieties.