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Parellada

Parellada is an ancient, productive white grape variety, grown primarily in Spain. It is most notable for its use in the production of spanish sparkling wine, the so called "Cava".

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Parellada has a light greenish-yellow colour and a distinct, flowery aroma. Its flavour profile includes is remicent of pears, apples and citrus, as well as light mineral notes and an acidic finish.

Fresh Parellada grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Parellada is grown primarily in Spain, where it is used in the production of Cava and other sparkling wines. Parellada is a relatively high-yielding grape variety with big bunches of medium-sized berries. It is often blended with other grape varieties such as Macabeo and Xarel-lo to produce sparkling wines. The base wine for the production of "Cava" is usually vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve its delicate aromas and flavours. In Spain, Parellada is used primarily in the production of Cava, the traditional sparkling wine of the Catalonia region. Parellada's floral aromas and delicate fruit flavours make it an ideal accompaniment to light seafood dishes such as grilled fish, as well as salads and vegetarian dishes.

Foods to pair with Parellada:

Asian food
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Parellada
Parellada is one of the three main white varieties of the Cava DO (along with Macabeo and Xarello). Cava wines can be produced throughout 160 municipalities in seven different

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