Xarel·lo (Catalan pronunciation: [ʃəˈɾɛɫɫu]) is a white grape variety of Spanish origin specially grown in Catalonia. With Macabeu and Parellada, is one of the three traditional varieties used to make the sparkling wine Cava. Spanish plantations stood at 8,750 hectares (21,600 acres) in 2004,[1] Xarel·lo wine can be strongly flavored, and is more aromatic than the other two Cava grape varieties.


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Origin: Spain
Notable Regions: Catalonia
Notable Wines: Cava