Macabeu

There are three “traditional” grapes used for the production of Cava, Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada. Just as Champagne is often made as a blend of one third of each, Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot munier, Cava is often made with one third of each of the traditional grapes above. Macabeu is sometimes also called Viura, and is the first…

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One of the things that makes cava different

One of the many things I like with cava is the grapes. Because here we come across some interesting grapes that are not widely used. There are nine grape varieties allowed for the production of cava, five green and four blue. The green grapes are; Parellada, Xarel-lo, Macabeu, Malvasia (Subirat parent) and Chardonnay. The blue are; Red Garnacha, Monastrell, Trepat…

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