The Godello grape hails from northwestern Spain. It is most famously planted in the Valderorras region. It is thought to be a very neutral grape, often likened to Chardonnay. Wines made from Godello expres salinity and minerality. Hints of flint and pencil are sometimes present, depending upon the soil in which the Godello grapes were grown. There is a juicy, citrus-based acidity that dominates these wines. Crisp green apple flavors are also present.
The variety was nearly extinct in the 1970s. As such, most vines are very new. However, it is true that cuttings from old vines were used to create the new ones.  The modern breed of Godello was released to market in the mid-1980s. 
Godello is also referred to as: Agodello, Agodenho, Agudanho, Agudelha, Agudelho, Agudello, Agudelo, Agudenho, Berdello, Godelho, Godella, Godenho, Ojo de Gallo and Trincadente.  

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  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will ... you!Dezel QuillenMy Vine SpotGodelloThere is a reason why a smaller number of Spanish growers rallied to save the Godello grape a few decades ago when it almost disappeared. Godello is a white variety of grape growth in Northwestern Spain (also thought to be the... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On

  • Tilenus Godello Blanco Bierzo 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Bodegas del Abad Dom Bueno Godello Bierzo 2014


    Crisp and refreshing. Like a tart apple. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Alvarez de Toledo Godello 2015


    Fruity, crisp, and a little dry. Read More

    Wine review by esantipapa

  • I’d never heard of Godello until a few years ago but this Spanish white grape variety is now a regular on U.K. wine shelves. What’s more, it’s here to stay; it’s easy to pronounce, the wines taste good and, let’s be honest, we all like to tell our mates about a ‘new’ wine. Godello comes from north-west Spain where the vineyard areas of Bierzo, V... Read More

    From the article Godello Wines Have Arrived

  • Bodegas Abanico Rua Valdeorras 2010


    Unique to say the least. Another, in what was a completely different night of wine tasting at the house. Cider vinegar right off the bad, not exacting the kind of intro that we'd thought, but different. After sitting and warming this develops a green herbal quality and a drop of honey that alone doesn't really set off any green lights, but with ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Vina Somoza Godello Sobre Lias 2013


    Medium light notes of oregano, melon and lemon brushes the nose with a hint of more spice and minerality in the glass. Chalky green apple and lemon notes in the mouth with a hint of something green showing through and a touch of phenolics as well, this turns steely on the midpalate and nestles down with some butter towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Rafael Palacios Louro Do Bolo Godello 2012


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Well, I have to say that in NYC you have more access to more wine than just ... to CA.Good luck finding a CA Godello though. It's hard enough to find it even from Spain! The grape was almost extinct until a few growers took a chance on it and the best ones can be pretty good, but as EMark said, I don't think most growers have cracked the code ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Jealouser and jealouser of OTThe first Godello from California I've ever seen: Very light and stark.  Quite acidic.  Slightest hints of tropical fruit or green apple flavors.  I like tart wines, and I will finish this one, but, at this point I'm inclined to think that California growers and winemakers have not quite cracked the code on Godello.  Read More

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