100% Macabeo from Yecla, Spain.
SRP of $10 and available at that price. Sample received courtesy Marquee Selections for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“This wine is made from selected Macabeo grapes; harvested at night to avoid high temperatures and keep its attributes of freshness, fruitiness and acidity as pure as possible. Clean and brilliant pale yellow in color with citrus and mineral aromas, it is very fruity with pleasant acidity and elegant white flower notes. A perfect partner with seafood, fish and vegetables or even on its own.
Today’s wine from Bodegas La Purisima is made from the Macabeo grape which so far we’ve tasted primarily in sparkling wine as it’s one of the main varieties in Spanish Cava. Macabeo is known as Viura in Rioja, Spain where it accounts for 90% of the white wine production. It is also the most popular white grape in Northern Spain. The wine we’re tasting today, Capa Rota, comes from Yecla in the Eastern part of Spain where it is again very popular. Yet despite Macabeo’s popularity in Spain it’s not a variety you hear a whole about here in the U.S., which is a shame.
The 2010 Bodegas La Purisima Capa Rota Macabeo begins with pleasant aromas of mixed citrus, sweet melon and floral notes. The wine tastes simple and refreshing. The primary flavors when tasting are citrus and especially grapefruit, but this is not an overly sweet or fruity wine by any means. It ends with a bit of a chalky finish that will have you reaching for another sip pretty quickly. A very nice low alcohol summer quaffer.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.