Parellada de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Parellada

Native Spanish white grape variety mostly found as one of the three star grapes for the production of Cava, and occasionally vinified as a varietal into a refreshing and delicate still white wine.

Parellada is mainly planted in the higher altitudes vineyards of the Penedès wine region in Catalonia. This section is called Alt Penedès (‘High Penedès’) at approximately 600 meters above the sea level. Parellada grapes at these altitudes offer wines with a unique refreshing acidity and delicacy. Most of these grapes are blended with Macabeo and Xarel·lo for the production of sparkling wines (conforming the traditional trio of Cava varieties)  and other are used for blending in still whites which can be somewhat neutral in character, but with good acidity and quite aromatic.

Why we like Parellada?

We like Parellada because it contributes with elegance and freshness to most Cava blends, being part of the famous trio of Cava grapes (Xarel.lo, Macabeo and Parellada). In still wines, Parellada gives aromatic, pure, versatile and harmonious still white wines, with fruity acidity and citrus notes. Moreover, this is a native grape from Spain, mostly planted in the Penedès region.

Youd love Parellada if you like…

… sparkling and still wines that offer clean and delicate notes of limes, white flowers with delicate nuances of fresh green apples, white nectarines and background of herbs.

Also if you like thirst-quencher still whites with a similar style of Italian Garganega of Soave or Pinot Grigio.

Wines with this Grape Variety

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Cava Marta Brut Reserva de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Cava Marta Reserva Brut 2013

Region Penedès & Cava

Producer Cavas Duran & Marta

Variety Xarel.lo,
Viura / Macabeo,
Parellada

Type Cava

£11.29

inc VAT
Cava Duran Gran Reserva Brut de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Cava Duran Gran Reserva Brut 2012

Region Penedès & Cava

Producer Cavas Duran & Marta

Variety Xarel.lo,
Viura / Macabeo,
Parellada,
Chardonnay

Type Cava

£13.79

inc VAT