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Octopada
2019 MACABEO
CASTILLA LA MANCHA

REGION:

La Mancha, Spain

 

AROMAS:

Jasmine

Lemon verbena

Green mango

 

FLAVORS:

Green apple

Honeydew Melon

Almond

 

COLOR:

Crystalline yellow with greenish hue

 

VARIETALS:

100% Macabeo

ALC. BY VOL.:

11.5%

PERSONALITY:

Bold, exotic, heady, exhilarating

 

DESCRIPTION:

We at Flying Blue Imports are obsessed with Macabeo - shockingly under discovered and incredibly underrated despite its role as the backbone of many great Cavas and illustrious white Riojas. Our winery partners in La Mancha have been operating continuously at the same location since 1954, bottling wines at the estate since 1969 – among the first in all of Spain. Then and today, Octopada has been among the first to adopt new ideas and technology, putting it at the forefront of Spain’s quality revolution.

 

With Octopada, we aim to give Macabeo its deserved place in the spotlight, to share with you a secret that we've long held. It features heady, pungent aromas and deep, rich, floral and nutty flavors. Equal parts delicious and intriguing, Octopada Macabeo adds spice and Spanish flair to any Christmas party.
 

OCTOPADA
- THE FUTURE IS NOW:

In the nutrient-poor, sandy clay soils of the high plains of La Mancha, Macabeo is highly prized for its ability to retain aromatic lift and freshness to a wine that might otherwise feel dull and heavy due to the warm, arid climate in which it originates. An ancient land with a deep, broad cultural history, Castilla La Mancha is most famous for its wine, Manchego cheese, and most famous resident, Don Quixote.

 

Spain as a country has undergone a recent rebirth, throwing off the unfortunate legacy of its turbulent past and reemerging as an international leader in the fields of style and taste.  And as the world increasingly turns to white wine to pair with a simpler, healthier diet, Macabeo is there to meet the need. Today, La Mancha whites are fresh, fruity, and food friendly, with the qualitative arrow definitely pointing up.