About this grape variety

It is an early grape, productive and disease-resistant.

It was initially planned as a grape that would add colour to blended wines but producers quickly discovered it makes a good wine on its own.


  • Nose

    Aromas of black fruit, spices

  • Palate

    Very rich in colour, dense yet lively, in mouth it has black fruit aromas over slightly spicy, grainy tannins.

  • Origin

    This young Swiss grape variety is a recent development, a cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner.


103 ha out of 4675 ha, or 2.2%

Tasting profile







Not sweet

73 wine producers cultivate this grape variety

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Invented name based on that of its parents, Gamay and Reichensteiner

wine cellars

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20 wines from this cellar

Pierre et Dominique Luisier

Pierre and Dominique Luisier want the wine to reflect the character of a land they respect. Some of their wines are produced without sulphites.


26 wines from this cellar

Cave Corbassière

Eleven grape varieties are grown on the estate : Fendant, Pinot and Gamay as well as late specialties and barrel-aged wines.


26 wines from this cellar

Cave d'Anchettes - Simon Favre & Fils

Jérôme Favre produces more than 35 different vintages with a minimum maturation period of one year.

Your tasting profile

Select your favourite type of wine or indicate what you are looking for in a wine and find out which Valais wine is right for you.

apricots, citrus fruits, exotic or red fruits, almonds, etc.Fruity

violet, elder, lime, rose, etc.Floral

low in alcohol, low in tanninsLight


intense alcohol, acidity and aromasFull

dominated by acid, which gives the wine a fresh appearanceCrisp


without acidity, round, smoothSoft

no residual sugarDry


mellow wine, fairly supple, fleshyRich

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