With 12 5% alcohol, this white from the Utiel-Requena region in Spain and s made mostly from the Macabeo grape if not all. It’s the one that adds body to Cava. The 2009 Capellana Biano scored a fine 15 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It’s made to drink young, but I saved one to see how it would hold up. I believe it peaked at six years old and help well to ten, and now is starting to fade a bit.

Served with basic chicken, the wine was big enough to pair with it.

I don’t think any other grape was added to this wine. Macabeo mades a good food wine, with nice acids and a long clean finish. Spain also has some of the world’s best buys for quality vs. price. In Vino Veritas.