Parellada B
Name of vine variety in France
Parellada is originally from Spain (Catalonia).
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Parellada is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Spain.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
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The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the young leaves with a characteristic reddish-brown color,
- the large, circular adult leaves, entire or with five lobes, with shallow lateral sinuses, a closed petiole sinus, short teeth compared to their width at the base with convex sides, no or a weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twsited leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped or slightly obloid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 225 243 176 188 248 238 257 239
Allel 2 141 232 249 178 204 248 240 257 271
Bud burst: 10 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Parellada is fairly vigorous, fertile, productive and requires short pruning. This variety is well adapted to southern conditions.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Parellada is a little sensitive to downy mildew and powdery mildew.
Technological potential
Parellada's bunches are large to very large in size, often winged and the berries are medium in size. The sugar accumulation potential is moderate. This variety produces rather fine and well appreciated wines with a good acidity. It can be used to make sparkling wines and still white wines, particularly used in blends.
Clonal selection in France
The two certified Parellada clones carry the numbers 6003 and 6004.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
6003  Espagne  IFV  medium to high  medium  medium  
 2006  Languedoc  medium    medium  
   medium      distinctive wines of the vine variety
6004  Espagne  IFV  low  medium to high  medium  
 2006  Languedoc  medium to high    medium  
   medium to high      distinctive wines of the vine variety