The red grape variety is a new breed between Ancellotta x Gamay; the name was formed from the parents' starting and ending syllables. The crossing took place in 1981 at the Swiss Federal Research Institute Changins near Nyon (Vaud). The medium-ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis, It produces dark-colored, tannin-rich red wines that are used as a color-enhancing blend. The variety is in the Swiss cantons Geneva. Vaud and Wallis grown. In 2010, 13 hectares of vineyards were occupied (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012