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Parellada is a white wine variety .

In Spain it is mainly grown in the Denominación de Origen Penedès and is the highest quality and one of the most important white grape varieties in the Catalonia region . It is also called Montonec and will, among other things, together with the varieties Macabeo and Xarel·lo to produce Cava used. It is also approved in the protected designations of origin Cariñena and Costers del Segre . It ripens late and only has a relatively low alcohol content, so it only produces lighter white wines and cannot be stored for too long.

The blend wines with the internationally known grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay deliver good results .

In 2000 the area under vines in Spain was 10,415  ha .

See also the article Viticulture in Spain and the list of grape varieties .


The Parellada grape variety is also known under the names Martorella, Montonec, Montonech, Montonega, Montoneo, Montonero, Montonet, Parellada blanc, Perelada and Perellada.

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Wiktionary: Parellada  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations


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