Macabeo, also known as Viura in Rioja and Navarra, is a white wine grape used in Spain and southern France. It is versatile and can be used in still, sparkling, dry and sweet wines. The grape is most commonly found in northern Spain, specifically in Rioja, where it is the principal ingredient in white wines. It is also used in sparkling Cava wines in Catalonia and in various regions along the Mediterranean coast. In France, it is mainly found in Roussillon, where it is used in both sweet and dry wines. Macabeo grapes are relatively neutral in taste and are often blended with other local varieties. The grape is resistant to oxidation, which makes it a popular choice for barrel aging.