Viura

  • Grape
  • vee-yur-ah

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.

Light-Bodied White

Primary Flavors

  • Honeydew Melon

  • Lime Peel

  • Lemon Verbena

  • Tarragon

  • Hazelnut

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Light
  • Sweetness: Bone-Dry
  • Tannin: Low/None
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold (45–55°F)
  • Glass TypeWhite
  • Decant No
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $20.00

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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