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Mara

There are two grape varieties with this name:

Gamay x Reichensteiner - Switzerland

This red grape variety is a new cross between Gamay x Reichensteiner. Synonyms are C 41 and Gamay x Reichensteiner C 41. The cross was made in 1970 by the breeder André Jaquinet at the Federal Research Station Changins near Nyon (Vaud, Switzerland). Plant variety protection was granted in 2009. Incidentally, the same parents also gave rise to the two new varieties Gamaret and Garanoir. The early-maturing vine is resistant to botrytis, but very sensitive to heat and drought. It produces colourful red wines with soft tannins and aromas of black berries and spices. The variety is grown in small quantities in the Swiss cantons of Appenzell, Basle Country, Geneva, Graubünden and Vaud. In 2016, 10 hectares of vines were reported (Kym Anderson statistics).

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