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 under different names in the 14th century Aragon widespread. In the 15th century, the German doctor (personal physician of the royal daughter Maria of Castile), writer and hobby wine maker Jaume Roig (+1478) prepared a Montònec white wine that King Juan II (1378-1479) was enthusiastic about. According to 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between the Spanish To lift x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).
The very late ripening vine is susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces fruity, aromatic wines with a fine acidity and moderate alcohol content. The variety is found in the Spanish region Catalonia especially in the areas Conca de Barberà. Costers del Segre. Penedès and Tarragona grown. Next Macabeo and Xarello it is one of the main varieties for the Cava, It is mainly used as a blending partner, but also for single-variety wines. There are also small acreages on the Balearic Islands (Mallorca) and in France, In 2010, a total of 8,847 hectares of vineyards were recorded in Spain with a downward trend (ten years earlier it was 11,188 hectares). The variety thus proved worldwide varieties ranking rank 77 (Kym Anderson ).