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Gamaret

The red grape variety (also Pully B-13) is a new breed between Gamay x Reichensteiner. It was crossed in 1970 by André Jaquinet at the Federal Research Institute Changins near Nyon (Vaud, Switzerland). The plant variety protection was granted in 1990. The new Garanoir and Mara varieties were created from the same parents. She was subsequently a cross between the two new varieties Divico and Divona. This early-ripening vine is extremely resistant to botrytis, but is susceptible to flavescence dorée and esca. It produces dark coloured, tannic red wines with spicy aromas. The variety is cultivated in Switzerland in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais and occupies a total of 425 hectares, with an upward trend. There are further stocks in Germany(Württemberg). France-Beaujolais (6 ha), Italy (20 ha) and Canada (0.3 ha). In 2016, a total of 425 hectares of vineyard area were designated (statistics Kym Anderson).

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