The red grape variety is a new breed between Gamay x Reichensteiner, Synonyms are C 41 and Gamay x Reichensteiner C 41. The crossing was made in 1970 by André Jaquinet at the Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt Changins near Nyon (Vaud, Switzerland). The variety protection was granted in 2009. The two new breeds are from the same parents Gamaret and Garanoir emerged. The early ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis, but very sensitive to heat and drought, It produces vivid, red wines with soft tannins and aromas of black fruits. The variety is in the Switzerland in the canton Vaud grown. In 2010, however, no inventory was reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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