The red grape comes from the border area Italy / Switzerland, Synonyms are Maiolet, Maïolet, Majolet, Majolet bon Vin and Majoletto. According to DNA analysis she is a parent of the varieties Neret di Saint-Vincent (Neyret) and the Valais variety grown close to the border Rouge du Pays (Cornalin du Valais). A Parent-offspring relationship exists to the variety Prié, There is also a color mutation called Mayolet Gris . The variety becomes a grape variety group in Switzerland Old plants counted.
Mayolet is in the aosta Valley Known at least since 1787, where it is often mixed with the Petit Rouge and Vien de Nus was grown. The early to medium maturing, frost hardy vine is particularly susceptible to Botrytis and a little less for real ones mildew, It produces fresh, acidic, rather tannic red wines with aromas of sour cherries and flowers. It is in Italian aosta Valley approved in the DOC wine Valle d'Aosta Torrette. In 2010, seven hectares of vineyards were shown there (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service