The red grape variety (also Pully B-28) is a new breed between Gamay x Reichensteiner, The crossing took place in Switzerland in 1970 by André Jaquinet at the Swiss Federal Research Institute Changins near Nyon (Vaud, Switzerland). It was first called Gastar and then Granoir before it was given the final name. The variety protection was granted in 1990. The new breeds are from the same parents Gamaret and Mara emerged. The early ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis, It produces colorful, fruity red wines with a blackberry aroma. The variety is in the Switzerland in the cantons Geneva. Vaud and Wallis grown on 203 hectares. There are also small stocks in Germany. Savoy - France (0.5 ha) and Apulia - Italy (13 ha). In 2010 a total of 216 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012