Godello

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

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    Crisp and refreshing. Like a tart apple. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Alvarez de Toledo Godello 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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


  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • 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?


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