The white grape 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 physician (personal physician to the princess Maria of Castile), writer and hobbyist Jaume Roig (+1478) prepared a Montònec white wine that King Juan II (1378-1479) loved. According to 2013 were done DNA analysis it 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 prone to real mildew, It produces fruity, aromatic wines with fine acidity and moderate alcohol content. The species is in the Spanish region Catalonia especially in the fields 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 varietal wines. Small acreages are also available on the Balearic Islands (Mallorca) and in France, In Spain, a total of 8,847 hectares of vineyards were recorded in 2010 with decreasing trend (ten years earlier, there were 11,188 hectares). The variety thus occupied in the world varieties ranking Rank 77 (Kym Anderson ).