Macabeu Discovery Set (4 bottle(s))

Macabeu Discovery Set

Macabeu is a white wine grape varietal most commonly connected with Spain. In the north-east Catalan region it is also known as 'Viura' and 'Macabeo’ and in Roussillon area is also known as ‘Malvoisie’. The grape is predominantly used to make youthful white wines with sharp acidity, ideal for early consumption or blending with other varietals, Grenache Blanc or Gris in Roussillon.

Wines from the Macabeu are dry, lifted acidity, and have notes of delicate wildflowers and bitter almonds.

Macabeu can be subject to barrel fermentation and extensive lees handling, and subsequently developing wines with a tight, lemony palate. Conversely, under the guidance of traditional techniques it can undergo extended ageing in neutral wood, bringing an oxidative complexity and appealing texture.

Macabeu is a sturdy and vigorous white skinned grape varietal that is particularly well suited to warm Mediterranean climates. Macabeu also conveniently buds late which makes it less likely to be harmed by frost. Although prone to rot, the dry regions in which the grape successfully grows, seldom suffer fungal disease issues.

 

4 bottle(s) ¥ 18,400

Included in this set

1 x Tribouley VDP cotes catalanes Marceau 2016

A very low production, intense, mineral and complex wine from Macabeu. The purest expression of this grape variety with 'l’Oca' from Roc des Anges and 'Macabeu' from Olivier Pithon. Incredible freshness.

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1 x La Nouvelle Donne VDP cotes catalanes Neo Nervis 2013

A rare floral and mineral expression of macabeu. A wine with a Northern France freshness and purity made from a Southern France grape variety.

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1 x Olivier Pithon VDP cotes catalanes Macabeu 2013

A new cuvee from Olivier. A single parcel wine made from old vines of Macabeu. Elegant, pure and with great tension. The greatest white wine from Roussillon?

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1 x Roc des Anges VDP des Pyrennees Orientales l'Oca 2012

Selection parcellaire of old vines of Macabeu whose parcel looks like a goose, “Oca” in Catalan. The wine is pure, fresh and with great tension, like sculpted in the rock.

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  • 18RVF
  • 90TWA