Spanish import from Pedro Rodriguez and the guys down in Healesville behind Payten & Jones.
Parellada first appeared in Valencia and also named as ‘Montònega’. A grape predominantly used for Cava blends, due to its high natural acidity. This grape adds acidity to Macabeu blends and is good to improve bubbles to sparkling. Etymology means ‘slope and rocky’ that is why this grape is planted at high altitude in hilly, Rocky Mountains. Pressed and fermented without skins – more classically made in stainless steel to promote minerality. Aromas of phosphorous, fennel and green apple. On the palate, citrus, minerality and a vibrant, lively finish. Drink chilled with fresh oysters. No fining or filtration. Spontaneous wild fermentation. Contains no added sulphites. - Payten & Jones.