An Up and Coming Varietal from Spain- Capa Rota 2010 Macabeo

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.

About the Wine- From the Winery

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

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