ALBADA Macabeo is made of 100% Macabeo coming from very old vines. Most of them
are over 50 years old and many of them are up to 100 years thanks to the enormous
dedication of the grape growers, generation after generation. This wine has been selected
to get profit from the great potential of old vineyards and little production of Macabeo
located in the heart of D.O. Calatayud.
ALBADA is a project developed by Axial. The word “Albada” has two meanings: one refers
to the ancient songs performed by the local vine growers, while the other means dawn.
The circular art work of the label was designed by the artist Aitor Tellechea. It is an etching
that represents the “Garnacha from Aragon”, the place of origin of this grape variety
which is now spread worldwide. The circle means perfection, well-balanced power; from
the beginning to the end. The course of life that begins again every season for our wine,
in the vineyard.
Light straw-coloured, it offers an attractive nose of green apple and lemon-lime. Ripe,
crisp, and refreshing, this Spanish white is an excellent value.
After crushing and destemming of the grapes, they were macerated for10 hours at 11ºC.
The following step was the drawing off the must, which was fermented in a controlled
temperature at 11ºC for 4 weeks.
Enjoy with rice dishes or baked fish. Serve at 5-7ºC.
Grand Gold Bacchus, vintage 2016.
87 Points, Guía Peñín 2016, vintage 2015
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015, vintage 2014
87 Points – R. Parker The Wine Advocate, Issue 169, February 2007
Gold Bacchus, Premios Bacchus, Unión Española de Catadores, Madrid 2005