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Verdejo

The white grape variety comes from Spain, The name means "greenish" and indicates the striking blue-green color of the grapes. Synonyms are Albillo de Nava, Boto de Gall, Botón de Gallo Blanco, Cepa de Madrigal, Verdeja and Verdejo Blanco. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological Similarities not to the Planta Fina varieties ( Damaschino ) Godello (Siblings), Verdejo de Salamanca. Verdejo Serrano. Verdelho or Verdello be confused. The variety is not a color mutation of Trousseau Noir (Verdejo Negro) and there is no genetic link to the red variety Pedral (Verdejo Colorado). According to 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural Savagnin crossing ( Traminer ) x Castellana Blanca, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).

The early ripening vine is resistant to drought but prone to real ones mildew, It produces aromatic, extract-rich wines with aromas of laurel and bitter almonds with more mature wines nutty Character that also have aging potential. These are often blended with other varieties, but are also increasingly being expanded by type. They are also used for the production of sparkling wines and fortified wines. The variety is found in the regions Castile and Leon. La Mancha and Extremadura grown. The variety, grown exclusively in Spain, occupied a total of 16,578 hectares in 2010, with an upward trend (ten years earlier it was 4,453 hectares). It thus demonstrated in the worldwide varieties ranking rank 47.

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

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