Godello

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Godello
Grape (Vitis)
Bierzo Godello.JPG
A Godello from the Spanish wine region of Bierzo
Color of berry skin White
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Gouveio, Verdello and other synonyms
Origin Spain
Notable wines Valdeorras

Godello is a white variety of wine grape grown in northwestern Spain, in particular in Galicia.[1] The Gouveio found in northern Portugal is thought to be the same grape variety.[2]

Godello can produce fine white wines, and yields the best results in Valdeorras, where plantations have increased after having previously been in decline. Total Spanish plantations of Godello stood at 880 hectares (2,200 acres) in 2004.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

Godello is also known under the following synonyms: Agodello, Agodenho, Agudanho, Agudelha, Agudelho, Agudello, Agudelo, Agudenho, Berdello, Godelho, Godella, Godenho, Ojo de Gallo and Trincadente.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Godello". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 318. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  2. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Gouveio". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 319. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue Godello. Accessed on December 19, 2009