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Viura

The main white grape variety grown in Rioja, it is more productive than the red varieties and offers fruity wines with floral aromas and a remarkable acidity, making ideal for both young and aged whites.

 

Oak-aged whites are traditional in Rioja, a practice that has been expanded in the last few years to include the fermentation of the must in barrels on the lees.

 

Better known in Spain as Macabeo, the most frequently mentioned synonymies are Alcañón, Forcalla, Gredelin, Lardot, Macabeu, Queue de Renard and Rossan.

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