About This Wine
Some grape varieties might be described as “one-trick ponies.”
They’re good for making one type of wine — always a very compatible type — but one type only. Other varieties can serve multiple purposes, and you can count Macabeo among those.
Macabeo provides the elegant and floral qualities found in many of Spain’s Cava sparkling wines. But it also can be crafted into delicious table wines for accompanying a wide array of Spain’s fabled tapas. Also known as Viura, Maccabeo or Maccabeu, it is one of the most widely planted grapes in northern Spain, accounting for approximately half of all vineyards. It buds late, protecting it against early spring frosts — always important in the world of wine.
The 2016 Macabeo from Bella Sol is a light, delicate and delightful wine that entices with its floral aroma, delights with its fruit and nut-like quality, and begs for another sip with its spice-sprinkled finish.
About Other White
- Grape Composition:100% Macabeo
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:Flowers, Baked Apple, Pineapple, Lime, Citrus, Kiwi, Almond and Spice
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:hazelnut-crusted halibut.
17 recipes match for this wine.
Ratatouille Terrine Here's a recipe for a tasty dish that has a movie named after it this summer. The Chicago Tribune calls it &quot;an upscale version of the French peasant dish,&quot; and we'd suggest serving it with almost any wine - white, red, pinksparkling - as long as the wine is light-bodied. This recipe yields 12 servings. Get The Recipe
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The Recipe