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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  • Gran Bach Brut Cava NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Vilarnau Brut Rose Reserva Cava NV


    Soft cherry notes on the nose are a bit gamey and savory with some melon rind and citrus pith. Quite rich in the mouth, this is tart and flavorful - showing strong cherry and raspberry notes, citrus and watermelon and earth with a good acidic backbone playing against the delicate bubbles.91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • “Pure wines capturing the essence of Spain in every glass,” ... ... Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada. Pair with appetizers, light dinners and dessert.Tarantas wines, imported to the United States by Natural Merchants, Inc., are available at fine retailers nationwide including Whole Foods Market as national core set wines, and online at www.ecov... Read More

    From the article Wine with Body and Soul from the Heart of Spain ~ Tarantas Tiene Cuerpo y Alma

  • My quest to uncover wine categories that aren’t getting as much love as ... ... of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada are pulled together to create this Cava. It’s made in the classic method and spends more than 9 months sur lies. 100,000 bottles of this organic wine were produced. The nose is remarkably fresh with lemon zest, apple orchard aroma... Read More

    From the article Last Minute Sparkling Wine for Your Valentine's Day Sweetie

  • Posidonia Cava Brut Reserva Bodega Bosamaria NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Mestres Coquet Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2012


    Leads with a phenolic note backed up by a savory yeast note with hints of dried apricot. Full bubbles fill in immediately with puckering acidity providing harmony and tartness, toasted biscuit flavors and light but tart apricot and green apple fruit. There's a cooked brown rice note on the finish that lingers for a while framed against light mel... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Mestres 1312 Cava Reserva Brut


    Light toasted yeast notes with hints of ripe melon and peach. Tart and acidic on entry, with sharp lemon and grapefruit notes and tart focussed bubbles firing off, but mellowing and melting through the midpalate with light phenolic notes and pronounced minerality and melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Dominio de Tharsys Brut Nature 2008


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Red wine should be served at room temperature. Or should it? This is one ... uses Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada varietals and is made specifically in the Catalan region of Penedes.” Farther down the list was the ever-present debate over red wine and the temperature at which it should be served.  Vinetur struck down the notion the red stuff sh... Read More

    From the article A Game of True & False: Spanish Wine Website Tests Readers' Wits

  • There are dozens of sparkling wines made around the world – Champagne ... ... mostly white; Macabeu, Parellada, Subirat, Xarel-lo and Chardonnay, plus the red varieties Grenache, Monastrell and Pinot Noir, all these used for making pink or Rosé Cava, or Blanc de Noir (White Cava from black grapes) . Recently, the Trepat grape, a variety indig... Read More

    From the article The Low-Down on Cava

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