The Godello, a white grape variety has its origins on the banks of the river Sil in Galicia and is autochthonous of
this region. It is the most widely used white grape variety in the denominations of origin of Valdeorras and
Ribeira Sacra although its cultivation is permitted in other autonomous regions in the north of the peninsula.
It doesn't grow well in damp soils, it is sensitive to powdery mildew which can also favour its development;
it is most suited to growth in dry soils, such as hillsides of medium fertility.
The berries are medium in size, elliptical in shape and yellow with a green tinge, the bunches are small and
conical and compact.
The wines obtained from this variety posses a reasonably low level of alcohol (11.5% - 12.5% ), but balanced,
straw yellow colour, intense fruit aromas which resemble apple with low acidity.