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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  • 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


    No written review

    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

  • Freixenet Cava Sweet Cuvee Cordon Negro


    A good sparkling wine. I would say it is a little bit fry, but that is fine. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Segura Viudas Vintage Brut 2008


    Binny's 12/2014. Mary's new go to sparkling wine, and easy on the budget. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Segura Viudas Brut NV


    No written review

    Wine review by erickafilm

  • Lots of articles come out this time of year suggesting wine pairings for large, ... Cava, Spain50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, 15% Xarel-lo11.5% abv. Brut (a dry sparkling wine style with a lower amount of residual sugar per liter) is more or less the standard sparkling wine level. It’s not bone dry but has no appreciable sweetness either. This win... Read More

    From the article 5 Novice Wines for Your Holiday Table

  • Few meals arouse anticipation like Thanksgiving dinner. For weeks, if not ... ... But this blend of Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel-lo from the Penedes region of Spain over-delivers on its price point. McManis Family Vineyards Viognier For a richer white wine, many will head to Chardonnay and its creamy mouthfeel. While that it certainly a viabl... Read More

    From the article 5 Thanksgiving Wines That Won't Break the Bank

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