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The red grape variety is a new breed between Gamay x Reichensteiner, Synonyms are C 41 and Gamay x Reichensteiner C 41. The crossing took place in 1970 by André Jaquinet at the Swiss Federal Research Institute Changins at Nyon (Vaud, Switzerland). Of the variety protection was granted in 2009. From the same parents are also the two new breeds Gamaret and Garanoir emerged. The early ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis but very sensitive to heat and drought, It produces colorful, 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 stock was reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Mara - grape

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Image : Research Station Agroscope Changings-Wädenswil ACW,
Research Center Pully, Avenue Rochettaz 21, CH-1009 Pully

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