The white grape comes from Spain, The name means "greener" and indicates the conspicuous 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. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities not with the varieties Planta Fina ( Damaschino ) Godello (Siblings), Verdejo de Salamanca. Verdejo Serrano. Verdelho or Verdello be confused. The variety is not colored mutation from Trousseau Noir (Verdejo Negro) and there is no genetic link to the red variety Pedral (Verdejo Colorado). According to 2013 were done DNA analysis is a presumably natural crossing of savagnin ( 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 mildew, It produces aromatic, extract rich wines with aromas of laurel and bitter almonds with more mature wines nutty Character, which also have aging potential. These are often blended with other varieties, but also expanded increasingly sorted. They are also used for the production of sparkling wines and fortified wines. The variety is in the regions Castile and Leon. La Mancha and Extremadura grown. The cultivar, grown entirely in Spain, recorded a total of 16,578 hectares in 2010, with an extremely upward trend (ten years earlier it was 4,453 hectares). It thus proved in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 47.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012