The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Gamay Chaudenay, Gamay de Chaudenay, Gamay Six Pièces, Gros Mourot, Plant Rouge de Chaudenay and Teinturier de Chaudenay. It was planted in 1832 by Jean-Marie Bidault in a vineyard belonging to the eponymous municipality of Chaudenay in the Burgundian area Cote d'Or discovered. It is about a mutation the Gamay complexion de Bouze (mutated Gamay ). The early ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis. Black spots disease, Wood diseases and yellowing, It produces extremely colorful red wines and is therefore considered teinturier (Dye grape) used. It is used exclusively in Burgundy cultivated, where in 2010 they occupied a total of 157 hectares of vineyards with a downward trend.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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