COMMON SYNONYM: Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, Gamay Beaujolais
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
PEDIGREE: Pinot noir x Gouais
CLONES OFFERED: 05
Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu
OTHER INFORMATION: Gamay Noir berries have pale purple flesh, and is most often grown in the same manner as, Pinot Noir. Budbreak is early, but the fruitfulness of secondary buds reduces its vulnerability to spring frost. Best suited to cool climate regions, medium-fertility soil and hill-sides are often preferred. Shot berries from cool weather during bloom can be a problem. Excessive cluster exposure can cause sunburn.