Parellada

Common synonyms: Martorella, Montonec, Montonech, Montonega, Montonego, Montoneo, Montonero, Parellada blanc, Perelada, Perellada

Parentage of the grape: Unknown

History of the grape: Parellada is considered to be the most refined grape of Cava, in which it adds freshness to the blend with its bright acidity. Some increasingly ambitious still examples are also made.

Characteristics of the grape: Low in alcohol, high in acidity, bright and citrusy, creamy; likes low yields and poor soil.

Regions where the grape currently is important: Penedes

Type or types of wines the grape produces: This grape variety is known for the brightness and finesse it adds to the Cava blend. Some, most notably the Torres winery in the Penedes, also use it to make very good still wines.

– Description from juliabutareva

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  • Segura Viudas Brut NV

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    Dry / Crispy by Freixenet in Spain very clean refreshing,--as one who searches high and low for inexpensive, good tasting Bruts I enjoy this one regularly. Buying a few bottles a week won't break the bank, and I enjoy Brut champagnes as a less filling, lighter alternative to beer, as well as a less-regretful morning after effect to red wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Jaume Serra Cava Semi Seco NV

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    Next best thing to champagne. Good dry sparkler with a grassy finish. Mixes well into cocktails or as a mimosa but definitely good by itself.. excellent for the price. I keep this in my fridge regularly Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    Awesome Read More

    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    A 'Grower Cava" from Alt - Penedes. Made exclusively from Free-run juice (Mosto Flor) of grapes sourced from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard in the highest part of Penedes. Elegant - Fresh & Soulful! Read More

    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Jaume Serra Cava Semi Seco NV

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    The best value I've ever found in a sparkling wine to date!! I can't believe the complexity I experience in this wine given its low price point. Pale yellow with just a hint of green. Clean, fresh, and fruity but with unexpected depth coming from yeasty/bread-like notes and something more cutting yet savoury (like graphite or nut skins). Very dr... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Dibon Cava Brut

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    Great value sparkler from Spain. Nothing too fancy. As with many of the cheaper sparklers, this one has very robust bubbles - you almost have to let it sit for a little bit to calm down. Has a dry entry with a melon finish. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • Cava Rimarts Gran Reserva NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by cathpark


  • Cristalino Extra Dry Cava NV

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    too dry, all I got was a seltzer dry impression. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Cristalino Extra Dry Cava NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by lynnjp



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