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Verdejo

The white grape variety originates from Spain. The name means "greenish" and refers to the striking blue-green colour of the grapes. Synonyms are Albillo de Nava, Albillo Nava, Boto de Gall, Botón de Gallo Blanco, Cepa de Madrigal, Goluvelo, Verdal del Pais, Verdeja, Verdeja Blanca, Verdejo Blanco, Verdejo Pálido and Verdelho. It must not be confused with the Planta Fina (Damaschino), Godello (sibling), Verdejo de Salamanca, Verdejo Serrano, Verdelho or Verdello varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. The variety is not a colour mutation of Trousseau Noir (Verdejo Negro) and there is no genetic link to the red variety Pedral (Verdejo Colorado). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Savagnin Blanc (Traminer) x Castellana Blanca. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see Molecular Genetics).

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