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Spanish Wine Grape – Parellada

Pronounciation: Pa-re-yada
White grape native to the Catalunya region of Spain. Very productive and of a high quality it is one of the three primary grapes used in the production of Cava. Head to Catalunya and you’ll see it planted from Tarragona up through the Penedés and beyond. Tends to be best in cooler climates where citrus and apple aromas are created along with a good acidity. Rare to find varietal wines made from this grape though and most likely you will need to sip some Cava to understand it best!