Garanoir

  • Rouge
  • Indigène
  • 228 Ha (1.56%)

Garanoir

An artificial cross of Gamay and Reichensteiner, Garanoir was created in 1970 at the Agroscope Research Centre in Pully (Switzerland) to obtain a variety that was similar to Gamay, but more resistant with a richer colour. First officially sold in 1990, it is a full-sibling of Gamaret and Mara. With its imaginative name, Garanoir is early and highly resistant to grey mould. Grown only in Switzerland, its wines are colourful, fruity, soft and often used in blends.