The white grape variety (also Verdetto) comes from Italy, Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological or similarities with the varieties Godello (Synonym Verdelho), Pedro Ximénez (Synonym Verdello), Verdejo. Verdelho. Verdello di Bracciano or Verdicchio Bianco (Synonym Verdetto) can be confused. The variety comes from the Umbria region, where it was first documented in Orvieto in 1894. The Verdello grown in Sicily may be an independent variety. in the VIVC catalog in any case, there is no independent variety called Verdello.
The late-ripening vine is susceptible to both mildews and Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines. The variety is mainly in Umbria grown where, among other things, in the DOC wines Colli del Trasimeno. Orvieto and Torgiano is allowed. There are further stocks in the Tuscany (DOC wine Bianco di Pitigliano ) and Sicily, The acreage in 2010 was 287 hectares with a strongly decreasing tendency (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012