You definitely aren’t going to find Macabeo in every supermarket wine section and I am going to bet that a lot of you haven’t heard of this varietal before. Macabeo is a grape commonly grown in Spain that is generally blended in with other wines including Cava. I have only had the opportunity to try Macabeo twice before but each time it’s brought unique, rich flavors to the glass.
Capa Rota 2010 Macabeo is 100% Macabeo from the Yecla region of Spain. It has 12% alcohol and retails for $9.99. For more information see www.marquee.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Capa Rota Macabeo pours a pale gold in the glass. The nose has lemon, lime, and light floral aromas. The wine has a bit of a thick feel in the mouth. Tastes of tangy citrus and melon are complemented by rich mineral notes. It’s a nice wine for those looking for a white that isn’t sweet or overly fruity. It’s simple and refined and a good find for under $10. I would love to hear your thoughts on Macabeo if you have tried it before!
My Wine Rating- B-
Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine would be a nice match for linguine with white clam sauce, grilled salmon, or goat cheese
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review