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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]

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[1]).[3]


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.[4]


  1. ^ a b Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Godello". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 318. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  2. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Gouveio". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 319. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  3. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2012). "Godello". Wine Grapes (FIrst ed.). Ecco. p. 413. ISBN 978-0062206367. 
  4. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue Godello. Accessed on December 19, 2009