These two new hybrids from Gamay and Rechensteiner, which are called Gamaret or Garanoir, depending on the clone, are among the newer types of wine. Being grapes that ripen early, they yield harmonious red wines with the aroma of blackberries and pepper. They are rich in tannin and intensely colorful.
Chasselas is the French synonym for the Gutedel wine. Its origin is obscure. Some say it was first grown in Asia Minor, around Constantinople. In 1523 it was brought by the French Ambassador Vicomte d'Aulan from Asia Minor to Burgundy.