This is one of the only 100% Macabeo wines in the world. The grapes are grown on 30 year old bush vines high in the mountains in Calatayud in the Aragon region of Spain. This is a small winery that farms small plots and retains the freshness of the grapes by vinifying in stainless steel.
The high altitude gives a perfume of citrus, flowers, and spice. The bright, rich flavors and mineral notes are outstanding in such a well-priced, meticulously made wine.
87 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Light peach skin color. Ripe pear and peach aromas are complicated by notes of beeswax and lemon rind. Smooth and fleshy, with deeply pitched pit fruit flavors and a touch of bitter citrus pith. Finishes on a vaguely floral note, with lingering spiciness and a slight dry edge.