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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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Abrente Sonoma Valley Godello 2013

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    Very light sweet berry nose, but that does not at all predict the mouth sensation. Very tart, which, of course, makes it quite refreshing, but it could use more fruit flavor. There is some hint of tropical fruit and a dose of green apple, but that is, pretty much, it. Slight bitterness at the very back of the palate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Sabrego Godello 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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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