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Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinWhite
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledSee list of synonyms
Notable regionsCatalonia
Notable winesCava
VIVC number8938

Parellada (Catalan pronunciation: [pəɾəˈʎaðə]) is a Spanish white grape variety of Catalan origin specially grown in Catalonia, Spain. With Macabeu and Xarel·lo, it is one of the three traditional varieties used to make the sparkling wine Cava, which is primarily produced in Catalonia. Besides its use in Cava, it is used mostly for blending in young white wines, although some more ambitious oaked blends with Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc are also used. Spanish plantations stood at 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) in 2004,[1]

Its good acidity and freshness make these wines extremely suitable for the aperitif.


Parellada is also known by the following synonyms:[2] Martorella, Montonec, Montonech, Montonega, Montoneo, Montonero, Montonet, Parellada blanc, Perelada and Perellada.


  1. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Parellada". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 506. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.
  2. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Parellada Archived 2012-01-27 at the Wayback Machine, accessed on December 18, 2009