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Prieto Picudo

The red grape variety comes 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 Alfrocheiro grape variety is a sibling, but the parents of the two varieties are not known. The white variety Godello (with synonym Prieto Picudo Blanco) is an independent variety and not a colour mutation. The early-ripening, low-yielding vine is moderately susceptible to botrytis. It produces cherry-coloured, acid and alcohol-rich red wines with aromas of wild berries, cherries and black pepper. The variety is mainly grown in the region of Castilla y León, as well as in the Canary Islands. It is often blended with the Mencía variety. In 2010, the variety occupied 4,587 hectares of vineyards in Spain, with an increasing trend (ten years earlier it was 3,256 hectares). This puts it in 115th place in the worldwide grape variety ranking.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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