The white grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Agodello and Verdelho. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Godello (Gouveio) Gouveio Estimado or Verdelho be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis it is one of the many direct descendants of the leading variety To lift; however, the second parent is unknown. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).
The early to medium-ripening, small-berry vine is sensitive to frost, as well as prone to real and false mildew and Botrytis, It produces fresh, fruity white wines with floral aromas. The variety is mainly used in the area Douro (as one of the main white varieties for the port wine ) as well as in the area dão cultured. In 2010 a total of 582 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012