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For another Spanish wine grape that is also known as Xarello, see Cayetana.
Grape (Vitis)
Xarel lo Cava grapes.jpg
Xarel·lo grapes
Color of berry skin White
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called See list of synonyms
Origin Spain
Notable regions Catalonia
Notable wines Cava

Xarel·lo or Xarello (Catalan pronunciation: [ʃəˈɾɛɫːu]) is a white grape variety of Spanish origin specially grown in Catalonia. With Macabeu and Parellada, is one of the three traditional varieties used to make the sparkling wine Cava. Spanish plantations stood at 8,750 hectares (21,600 acres) in 2004,[1] Xarel·lo wine can be strongly flavored, and is more aromatic than the other two Cava grape varieties.[1]


Xarel·lo is also known under the following synonyms:[2] Cartoixa, Cartuja, Cartuxa, Moll, Pansa, Pansa Blanca, Pansal, Pansalat, Pansalet, Pansar, Pensal, Prensa Branco, Vinate, Vinyater and Xarelo Blanco.


  1. ^ a b Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Xarel-lo". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 777. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  2. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Xarello, accessed on December 18, 2009