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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Parellada on Snooth

  • Cordon Neg Extra Dry 1988

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    A bit sweet and citrussy on the nose with some slightly funky earthy notes. Soft in the mouth with fairly refined bubbles. This is well-balanced and round showing off a nice blend of green and yellow citrus notes, a little yeasty complexity and lovely apple and pear flavors. A little sweet but at the same time well balanced with penetrating acid... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vina del Mar Tinto Penedès Jaume Serra Rood 2007

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    This shows impressive complexity on the nose with layered nut, honeycomb, toast, dried fruit and vegetal floral aromas. Fine mousse combined with a broad yet transparent feel in the mouth gives this a lovely presence, both sophisticated and elegant. The flavors are perhaps a touch light on the palate with a hint of something vaguely cherried sit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut NV

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    Rather perfumed on the nose with hints of face powder and violets adding complexity to the apple, dried peach and light orange peel aromas. Very fine bubbles are gentle in the mouth, though this does show some rather obvious sweetness throwing it a touch out of balance. The fruit profile is unusual, offering up hints of blackberries along with t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cabre & Sabat Cava NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Clare Goggin Sivits


  • Cava Reserva Brut "Vega Barcelona" Covides Well Oiled Wine Co NV

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    Very sweet fruit. But nicely carbonated. Read More

    Wine review by Clare Goggin Sivits


  • Vina del Mar Tinto Penedès Jaume Serra Rood 2007

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    Clean fresh and light. Nice citrus notes. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Segura Viudas Aria Extra Dry NV

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    Crisp apple citrus notes. Light acidity. Easy drinking and fresh. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Cava Reserva Brut "Vega Barcelona" Covides Well Oiled Wine Co NV

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    Sweet and not too dry, very enjoyable. Lots of peach and apricot. Read More

    Wine review by Sara Kay


  • Cava Avinyo Brut NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by DWCPSC


  • Segura Viudas Aria Brut Nature NV

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    Very peachy but a little dry for me Read More

    Wine review by Sara Kay


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