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The red grape variety (also Pully B-28) is a new breed between Gamay x Reichensteiner. It was crossed in Switzerland in 1970 by André Jaquinet at the Federal Research Institute Changins near Nyon (Vaud, Switzerland). She was first called Gastar and then Granoir before she received her final name. Plant variety protection was granted in 1990. From the same parents, the new varieties Gamaret and Mara were born. The early maturing vine is resistant to botrytis. It produces colourful, fruity red wines with blackberry aromas. The variety is cultivated in Switzerland in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais on 203 hectares. There are also small populations in Germany, Savoy-France (0.5 ha) and Puglia-Italy (13 ha). In 2010, a total of 216 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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