Viura


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The most important white grape of Rioja where wines evolve over 10 or more years. In Catalonia, Viura is called Macabeo and is the primary blending grape in Cava sparkling wines.

Primary Flavors

  • Honeydew
  • Lime Peel
  • Lemon Verbana
  • Tarragon
  • Hazelnut

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Medium-light Body

None Tannins

Medium Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Younger Viura wines pair well with southeast Asian (coconut curries, Viet. vermicelli noodle bowls). Aged Viura pairs nicely with roast meats and resinous herbs.

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