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Viura

Viura (also known as Macabeau) is a white wine grape variety most commonly found in the Rioja and Rueda regions of Spain. It is not an overly aromatic grape variety, used to make light-bodied, versatile wines that range from dry to sweet.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Viura grapes are small, lemon-green in colour, with a juicy, crunchy texture. The flavours and aromas it produces tend to be quite subtle, with notes of citrus, apples, pears and white flowers. The taste profile of Viura wines tends to be light-bodied and crisp, with a pleasant acidity.

Fresh Viura grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Viura is most widely grown in Spain, particularly in the Rioja and Rueda regions, where it is known as Viura. It is also grown in France, where it is called Macabeu Viura grapes are highly resistant to drought and grow well in warm climates. Because Viura is quite resistant to oxidation, it is a popular option for traditional winemaking techniques, such as barrel fermentation, lees stirring and malolactic fermentation. In Rioja, Viura is blended with other white grape varieties, such as Malvasia, Garnacha Blanca and Verdejo, to create crisp, floral whites. In Rueda, Viura is blended with Verdejo to create light, fresh wines with intense aromas and flavours. In Banyuls and Maury, it is part of the blend to make both sweet and dry wine. Viura wines are extremely versatile. They are particularly good with seafood, light salads and Mediterranean cuisine.

Foods to pair with Viura:

Pasta
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Viura
Viura is the same grape variety as Macabeo, which is most commonly found in Cava, Spain's sparkling wine.

Top Wines with Viura

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El Coto Blanco

El Coto

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El Coto Blanco is a refreshing and elegant white wine produced by Bodegas El Coto, a renowned winery located in the Rioja appellation of Spain. The grapes used to make this wine are sourced from high-altitude vineyards, which provide ideal growing conditions for the Viura grape variety. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes, followed by a gentle pressing and fermentation at controlled temperatures. The resulting wine is crisp and bright, with aromas of citrus and white flowers, and a subtle hint of minerality. El Coto Blanco is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes, and it is a great choice for those who appreciate a well-balanced and easy-drinking white wine.
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Muga Muga Blanco

Muga

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Muga Muga Blanco is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a renowned appellation, this wine is crafted with meticulous care from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features contribute to the wine's unique character, with ideal soil composition and favorable climate conditions. The winemaking process is a testament to the producer's commitment to quality, employing traditional techniques that bring out the best in the grapes. The result is a wine that exudes elegance and finesse, with a style that is both refreshing and vibrant. Muga Muga Blanco is a true gem that wine enthusiasts will appreciate.
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Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Blanco

Marqués de Cáceres

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Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Blanco is a white wine from the Rioja region of Spain produced by the renowned winery Marqués de Cáceres. Made from Viura grapes, this wine undergoes fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, preserving the wine's natural freshness and aromas. This process results in a wine that is crisp, clean, and well-balanced, with notes of green apple, citrus, and subtle hints of oak. Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Blanco is an excellent example of a modern-style Rioja, showcasing the quality and versatility of the region's white wines.
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Monopole Blanco Seco Clasico

Monopole

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Monopole Blanco Seco Clasico is a dry white wine produced in Spain's Catalonia region. It has a pale yellow hue, aromas of citrus and green apple, and a crisp, clean finish. On the palate, it is light and fresh, with a balanced acidity and light notes of white flowers and minerality. Monopole Blanco Seco Clasico is a great wine for any occasion and pairs well with seafood, salads, and light cheeses.
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Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía Reserva

Marqués de Murrieta

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Situated in the prestigious Rioja region, Marqués de Murrieta is a beacon of timeless elegance and tradition, crafting wines that are a true reflection of the terroir. The Capellanía Reserva is a distinguished white Rioja, meticulously crafted from the native Viura grape sourced from the emblematic Capellanía vineyard. This wine, with its rigorous viticulture and prolonged aging in American oak barrels, stands as a harmonious amalgamation of richness, complexity, and finesse, highlighting the authentic charm and diversity of Rioja's landscapes.
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