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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  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Sabrego Godello 2011


    Like a Viognier with a bit more spice. Grassy apple melds with apricot for a long, sweet acidic finish. Excellent value. Great experience with an underwing grape variety! Read More

    Wine review by cma238

  • And one more of something slightly off the beaten path.  We really ... ... Spanish white made from the Godello grape. Ripe peach, melon, a hint of lemon and a touch of perfume on the nose and palate. Medium finish with a touch of viscosity. By the way, this got me to 100 different grapes for my Snooth Dauntless Palate trophy, I am really havin... Read More

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  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Sabrego Godello 2011


    Really nice Spanish white from the Godello grape. Ripe peach, melon, a hint of lemon and a touch of perfume on the nose and palate. Medium finish with a touch of viscosity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • DM, sylvaner is on my list of grapes I have yet to try. I'm on a ... ... I've got a bottle of Godello and a Rkatsiteli chillin' in the wine fridge waiting their turn.What do you mean by "...local crap white in Burgundy is."?  I've had many a white Burgundy, some phenomenal and others just OK but don't recall ever wanting to spit any out or eve... Read More

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  • Adras Godello 2012


    Perfect white for a hot summer day. Very crisp acidity, very light in body, and medium finish. Would not stand up well to food. Lots of grapefruit and some lemon pith. decent amount of minerality on the backend. Read More

    Wine review by pboss

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  • Traditionally Sake or Beer, however I even wonder about Blanc de Blanc ... ... Prosecco, Spanish Albarino,Godello or Viura, Hunter Valley Semillon, Clare Valley Riesling, Margaret River Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends, Chateau Tahbilk Marsanne, NZ Gewurztraminer, Riesling or Pinot Gris/Grigio, Mornington Peninsula Pinot Grigio, Granite Belt Ve... Read More

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  •   So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Less tropical than either the first challenge or the second one--match wines to this locale and cuisine ,,, First some scenery, both countryside and urban. Will show different seasons because time-of-year has a great effect on menus in this co... Read More

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  • If you were a big commercial operation, I would advise against taking out the ... of white Spanish grapes - Godello (and you'll be one up on Abacela), Hondarribi Zuri, which is used to make Txakoli, Macabeo, Verdejo, or maybe some others, like Xarel-lo.I'd try any one of them. But again, it's easy for me to say - it's not my money. BTW - what ... Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Tom Vail.  With my wife Marion, we grow pinot noir and pinot gris in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  Our label is Calamity Hill Vineyard and Farm.  We produce fewer than 100 cases of pinot noir and 50 cases of pinot gris each vintage.  Our tasting room is only open Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and this year on the weekend prior to Than... Read More

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