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The white grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Martorella, Moltonach, Montañesa, Montona, Montònec, Montònech, Montònega, Montòneo, Montònero, Parellada Blanc, Perellada, Verda Grossa. It was already widespread in Aragon in the 14th century under different names. In the 15th century, the German doctor (personal physician to the king's daughter Mary of Castile) and amateur winemaker Jaume Roig (+1478) prepared a Montònec white wine, which King Juan II (1378-1479) was delighted with. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is probably a natural cross between Hebén x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular genetics). The very late ripening vine is susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces fruity, aromatic white wines with fine acidity.

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