Learn about Viura — taste profile, popular regions and more …
The leading white grape of Rioja, Viura is common as a single varietal white or blended with Malavasia and Grenache Blanc. It also thrives in the lower elevations of the Penedes, where it is called Macabeo and adds aromatic and fruity notes to the traditional Cava blend with Parellada and Xarel-lo.
Tasting Notes for Viura
Viura is a dry white wine with a light body, gentle acidity, and clean flavors of lime zest, pomme fruits, tarragon and citrus flowers.
Perfect Food Pairings for Viura
Try Viura alongside seafood pasta, tarragon chicken, vegetable risotto, poached shellfish, and grilled tomatoes with manchego.
Sommelier Secrets for Viura
Called Macabeu in France, this versatile grape is prevalent in Roussillon where it makes still, sparkling, dry and sweet wines.
- Sauvignon Blanc173
- Pinot Gris/Grigio46
- Other White Blends20
- Gruner Veltliner15
- Chenin Blanc10
- Rhône White Blends6
- Pinot Blanc3
- Bordeaux White Blends1
CVNE Monopole 2020Viura from Rioja, Spain