Friday, February 20, 2015


This variety was bred by INRA in 1956. According to genetic analysis in Montpellier, it is derived from a cross between Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ampelographic description:

- average density of prostrate hairs on shoot tip,
- bronze young leaves,
- Adults leaves five-lobed, and lower face, a limb with an average density of prostrate hairs high,
-  berries round with herbaceous flavor.


Bud period: 13 days after Chasselas.

Maturity Period: 3 and a half weeks to 4 weeks after Chasselas.

This variety has a very late bud break and is good for machine harvest.
Average vigour and regular production.

Susceptibility to disease and pests
Arinarnoa is resistant to gray rot (loose clusters and thick skins) and keeps well on the vine.

Wine potential
Large bunches with average berries size.
The wine has good structure, tannins and colour with complex and persistent aromas.

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