Parellada

Parellada is a white grape variety of Catalan origin, grown primarily in northeastern Spain. With Macabeu and Xarel·lo, is one of the three traditional varieties used to make the sparkling wine, Cava; besides which it is used mostly for blending in young white wines. Its good acidity and freshness make these wines extremely suitable for the aperitif. Parellada has a sharpness (similar to grapefruit), and a tendency towards citrus notes and floral touches.

Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo. Vines are between 40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined with a sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing white wine varietals.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 22 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 20133
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: It is dry, light on the palate, with a refreshing acidity; perfect for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $14.99
Available: April 2014
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo. Vines are between40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined with a sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing white wine varietals.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 14 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 20133
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: It is dry, with notes of green apple and citrus; perfect for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $12.99
Available: April 2014