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Grape Variety: Verdelho

Variety Name Verdelho
TTB Approved Name(s) Verdelho
All Synonyms Godello, Gouveio, Gouvio Real, Verdelho de Madeira, Verdelho de Madere
Countries of Origin Portugal
Species Vitis vinifera
References
Berry Color White
Uses Wine
Comments The name Verdelho has historically been used for two distinct grape varieties in Portugal. One usage is in connection with a variety that originated in Crete and dates back to the 15th century. This Verdelho variety is planted on Madeira and in the Azores but not on continental Portugal; it has also been grown in Australia. The second grape that in the past has been called Verdelho is grown in continental Portugal and is now known officially as Gouveio (Godello in Spain). By legislation in 2000, the name Verdelho was discontinued for this second grape grown on continental Portugal.

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Verdelho Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Verdelho 02
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Department of Viticulture & Enology, University of California, Davis
Treatments Heat treatment 70 days
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services around 1965 from the vineyard of the Department of Viticulture & Enology, University of California, Davis (location I78 v7). The plant material underwent heat treatment for 70 days at FPS. After basic index testing, the selection was planted in the old foundation vineyard in 1966 as Verdelho 02. A tissue-cultured version of this selection has qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard (see Verdelho 02.1).

  Verdelho 06
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Galt, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection was donated to the Foundation Plant Services public collection in 2001 by viticulturist and wine maker Markus Bokisch. The plant material originated from a vineyard in Galt, California.

  Verdelho 07
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source SAVII, South Australia
Treatments None, RSP+
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2003 from the South Australian Vine Improvement Inc. (SAVII) in Nuriootpa, South Australia. The source of the material at SAVII was given as WA3, B23 v74. The selection successfully completed testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2008.

  Verdelho 08
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Australia
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2003 from the South Australia Vine Improvement Inc. (SAVII), Nuriootpa, South Australia, where it was propagated from Kosovich B23 R5 v65.

  Verdelho 09 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source SAVII, South Australia
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 2001 from the South Australian Vine Improvement Association (SAVII), in Nuriootpa, South Australia. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2004. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, Verdelho 09 was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2008.

  Verdelho 10.1 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source SAVII, South Australia
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 2001 from the South Australian Vine Improvement Association (SAVII), in Nuriootpa, South Australia. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2003. The treated material successfully completed testing to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it was planted in 2012 as Verdelho FPS 10.1.

  Verdelho 11 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Jorge Böhm, Viveiros Plansel S.A., Portugal
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This white wine grape selection was donated to the Foundation Plant Services public grapevine collection in 2007 by Jorge Böhm, Viveiros Plansel S.A., Portugal. It is JPB clone 300 from Madeira. The original plant material tested positive for virus and underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2008. The treated material qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2012 as Verdelho 11.

  Verdelho 11.2 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Jorge Böhm, Viveiros Plansel S.A., Portugal
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This white wine selection was donated to the public grapevine collection at Foundation Plant Services in 2007 by Jorge Böhm, Viveiros Plansel S.A., in Portugal. The material is JBP clone 300 from Madeira. The original material tested positive for virus and underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2008. This selection was planted as a backup selection to Verdelho 11 once disease testing was completed in 2012. The name for the selection was changed in 2014 when the material successfully passed 2010 Protocol testing for Russell Ranch. There are vines in the Classic Foundation Vineyard for Verdelho 11.2.