) is a variety of wine grape
. It is also known as Alcañol
, Blanca de Daroca, Charas Blanc, Forcalla, Gredelín, Lardot, Maccabeo, Perpignan, Queue de Renard, Rossan, Viuna
. It is widely grown in the Rioja
region of northeastern Spain
, the Cava
producing areas south of Barcelona
, and the Languedoc
region of France
The grape is used to make mildly acidic and young white wines suitable for early consumption or blended with other varieties.
Macabeo is traditionally blended with Xarel·lo and Parellada to make a sparkling Cava, the best known sparkling wine of Spain.