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The white grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Verdelho Branco, Verdelho Branco dos Açores, Verdelho da Madeira, Verdelho dos Açores, Verdelho Pico(Portugal); Verdello no Peluda Finca Natero(Canary Islands). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with Chenin Blanc, Doçal (Verdelho Doce), Godello (Verdelho), Verdejo, Verdello or Verdicchio Bianco. The Verdelho Roxo variety is a colour mutation. However, the Verdelho Tinto variety is independent. Recent DNA analyses have revealed a parent-offspring relationship with the Savagnin Blanc(Traminer) variety. This refuted the assumption that Verdelho is identical to Verdicchio Bianco and is a clone of Chenin Blanc.

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