A Godello from the Spanish wine region of Bierzo
|Color of berry skin||White|
|Also called||Gouveio, Verdello and other synonyms|
The origins of Godello variety are located in the town of Godella (Valencia) where this variety was first planted back in the 19th century by a local landowner in their plantation of Campo Olivar by the Baron of this township. In the early 1920s the vineyards were transported by a Galician trader who took several samples up to Galicia.
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 1,153 hectares (2,850 acres) in 2008 (up from 880 hectares (2,200 acres) in 2004).
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.
- Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Godello". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 318. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.
- Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Gouveio". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 319. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.
- Jancis Robinson, ed. (2012). "Godello". Wine Grapes (FIrst ed.). Ecco. p. 413. ISBN 978-0062206367.
- Vitis International Variety Catalogue Godello. Accessed on December 19, 2009