The white grape comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Agodello and Verdelho. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Godello (Gouveio) Gouveio Estimado or Verdelho be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is one of the many direct descendants of the leader To lift; however, the second parent is unknown. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see below molecular Genetics ).
The early to mid-seasoning, small-berry vine is sensitive to frost, as well as prone to wrong and wrong mildew and Botrytis, It produces fresh, fruity white wines with floral aromas. The variety is mainly in the field Douro (as one of the main white varieties for the port wine ) as well as in the area dão cultivated. 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