Also known as Macabeo
As if learning about wine is not confusing enough, some wines have multiple names. Viura is also known as Macabeo. These are both the exact same white grape. It's primarily grown in Spain and France. It is rarely drunk as a stand alone grape in a wine - usually it is a blending wine which goes into cava, the Spanish sparkling wine similar to France's Champagne.
I had Viura as a blending wine, where 40% of Viura was blended with 60% of Verdejo in a wine named "Ipsum". The wine was light and grassy.
Viura isn't known as an aging wine. It has light flavors of almond and flowers, and its high productivity makes it easy to use as a bulking-out wine to add volume to other more strong flavors.
I would really like to find a Viura wine (with nothing else) to see what Viura tastes like all on its own!
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