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The red grape variety comes from the border area Italy / Switzerland, Synonyms include Maiolet, Maïolet, Majolet, Majolet bon Vin and Majoletto. According to DNA analysis she is a parent of the species 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 sort Prié, There is also a color mutation called Mayolet Gris . The variety becomes a grape variety group in Switzerland Old plants counted.

Mayolet - grape and leaf

Mayolet is in aosta Valley known at least since 1787, where they are often mixed in with the varieties Petit Rouge and Vien de Nus was grown. The early to middle-maturing, frost-hard vine is particularly vulnerable to Botrytis and a little less for real mildew, It produces fresh, acidic, rather tannin red wines with aromas of sour cherries and flowers. She is in Italian aosta Valley approved in the DOC wine Valle d'Aosta Torrette. In 2010, seven hectares of vineyards were designated there (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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