Gamaret

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Gamaret
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Noir
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Pully B-13
Origin Switzerland
Notable regions Geneva

Gamaret is a variety of red wine grape.[1] It was created by André Jaquinet at Station Fédérale de Recherches en Production Végétale de Changins in 1970 by crossing Gamay and Reichensteiner. Gamaret was developed for cultivation in French Switzerland, and is a full sibling of Garanoir, which was intended for the German part of the country.[2]

Total Swiss plantations of the variety in 2009 stood at 380 hectares (940 acres).[3]

Gamaret has good resistance to rot and ripens early. It gives dark purple wine with aromas of blackberries and spices and subtle tannin.[2]

Synonyms[edit]

The only synonym of Gamaret is Pully B-13.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gamaret, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 20, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Gamaret". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 296. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  3. ^ Office fédéral de l’agriculture OFAG: Das Weinjahr 2009 / L'année d'viticole 2009