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Godello

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Godello is one of the most important white varieties of the northwest of Spain. Indigenous white grape of Galicia (Valdeorras) and Bierzo (where it’s believe to originate from around the 12th century), it’s also grown in Portugal. After fermentation, the juices are usually very aromatic with a rather high acidity. Wines produced with Godello are delicate, elegant and crisp with a rather sweet mouthfeel. The colour is rather pale and the main aromas are fruity (citrus and apple). They have a worldwide recognition for their ageing capacity (bottle ageing as well as oak ageing). It’s an early budding variety and therefore suffers from late frosts in spring. Vigorous and highly productive, it allows severe pruning. It is sensitive to powdery mildew, excoriosis and vascular fungus, but less to downy mildew and botrytis.

 

AMPELOGRAPHIC DETAILS

 

YOUNG SHOOTS

Distribution of anthocyanin pigmentation (shoot tips)

Pinkish edges

Fuzz (or hair) density (shoot tips)

Medium

SHOOTS

Growth

Upright

Back side internode colour

Green with deep red lines

Internodes fuzz (or hair) density

Low

 

In August, shoots turn to yellowish dark brown (ungrooved)

TENDRILS

Length

Medium

VINE STOCK

Vigour

High

Growth

Upright

Budbreak

Early

Ripening

Early

ADULT LEAF

Size

Medium to large

Leaf blade shape

Pentagonal lobed blade (5 lobes hardly defined apart from the central one with a clear pentagonal shape)

Swelling on the upper side

Slightly blistered with curved edges towards the underside

Serrations (shape and length)

Small, open and convex

Petiolar sinus shape

U-shaped (open)

Petiole (shape and colour)

Cylindrical, long and thin. Green with deep red spots

Anthocyanin pigmentation of underside main veins

Green with occasionally deep red notes

FOLIAR SINUS

 

Fuzz (or hair) density between veins (bent hairs)

Low

Fuzz (or hair) density between veins (upright hairs)

Medium

BUNCH / CLUSTER

Size and compactness

Rather small and tight. Cone-shaped with small shoulders. Fairly uniform berries

Petiole length

Medium to short

BERRY

Size

Small

Shape

Ovoid and troncovoid (egg-shaped)

Point of rupture

Spherical

Skin colour and thickness

Thick and tough. Yellowish green with spots

Anthocyanin pigmentation of flesh

None

Special flavours

Scarce

Pedicel detachment

Difficult

Seeds

Yes

Main colour (without visible surface bloom)

Deep green