The red grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Prieto, Prieto Picudo Oval (variety with oval berries) and Prieto Picudo Tinto. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2010, the grape variety Alfrocheiro is a sibling; however, the parents of the two varieties are not known. The white variety Godello (with synonym Prieto Picudo Blanco) is distinct and not a color mutation. This early-maturing, low-yielding vine is moderately susceptible to botrytis. It yields cherry-colored, high-acid, high-alcohol red wines with aromas of wild berries, cherries, and black pepper. The variety is mainly cultivated in Castile-León, as well as the Canary Islands. It is often blended with the Mencía variety. In 2016, the variety occupied 4,293 hectares of vineyards in Spain. It is thus ranked 129th in the world grape variety rankings (Kym Anderson).
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