Grape: Viura (Macabeo)
Tasting Notes: Pear, Butter, Lime, Peach
Bryan MacRobert originally hails from Swartland, South Africa, where he grew up and learned to cultivate vineyards and produce wine while studying viticulture and oenology at South Africa's Stellenbosch University. His travels after graduating took him to Rioja, Spain, where fell in love with the region's winemaking and later moved there to launch the MacRobert & Canals winery. The first vintage for Laventura was only in 2013, but already the wines are winning some serious plaudits.
Laventura Viura, made from the white grape variety Viura otherwise known as Macabeo. It's a great white Rioja, integrated oak, smooth, fine and precise. It has something in common with a typical ”older Chardonnay on oak”-style but with fresh, fruity and vivid acidity. The palate sees apple, pear, lemon, butter, oak, lime, peach and apricot with hints of brioche and nuts. The finish is crisp with mineral nuances. Pair with full flavored fish tacos.