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Prieto Picudo

The red grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Prieto, Prieto Picudo Oval (variety with oval berries) and Prieto Picudo Tinto. According to in 2010 DNA analysis is the grape variety Alfrocheiro a sibling; however, the parents of the two varieties are unknown. The white variety Godello (with the synonym Prieto Picudo Blanco) is independent and not a color mutation, The early ripening, low-yielding vine is moderately susceptible to Botrytis, It produces cherry-colored, acidic and alcohol-rich red wines with aromas of wild berries, cherries and black pepper, The variety is mainly found in the region Castile and Leon, as well as on the Canary Islands grown. It is often used with the variety Mencia blended. The variety occupied 4,587 hectares of vines in Spain in 2010, with an upward trend (ten years earlier it was 3,256 hectares). It thus proves worldwide varieties ranking rank 115.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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