MacabeuAll products from this varietal
Macabeo white wines can be crispy, fresh, green fruit-driven and floral when harvested quite early and aged in stainless steel, but rich, honeyed and and full of overripe fruit aromas when aged in oak and harvested a bit later.
Leading Penedes winemaker Raventos I Blanc – which has quit the Cava DO – has unveiled the framework for a new sparkling wine appellation. Conca Del Riu Anoia is intended to form a very small geographical area surrounding the Anoia River valley between the Anoia and Foix Rivers in eastern Penedes. A key aspect of the appellation is a severe tightening of the current rules of production and reflection of the terroir.
In Catalonia, DO status was first created in 1999, and it became the first regional production area in Spain, which united all vineyards not included in any of the 11 existing DOs at that time. The capital of Catalonia is Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain with one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. Its seaside location has certainly contributed to the development of local winemaking. Catalonia has a wide variety of winemaking traditions. It is believed that the skills of viticulture were first introduced by the Phoenicians and Greeks around 400 BC. e. The Romans then expanded viticulture and the industry flourished until the Moorish occupation. Then the vineyards were abandoned or given for other purposes. Later Christians revived viticulture in the territories adjacent to the monasteries. Until the end of the 18th century, wine and spirits were among the most important exports in the region. Since then, Catalonia has established itself as a dynamically developing wine region.