The white grape variety comes 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 of the king's daughter Mary of Castile) and hobby winemaker Jaume Roig (+1478) prepared a Montònec white wine, from which King Juan II. (1378-1479) was delighted with. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between the Spanish Hebén x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular genetics). The vine, which ripens very late, is susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces fruity, aromatic white wines with fine acidity.
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