Arinarnoa N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained by INRA in 1956. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, this variety would result from the crossbreeding of Tannat and Cabernet-Sauvignon.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Arinarnoa is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 5 155 164 178
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium to high density of prostate hairs,
- the bronzed young leaves,
- the adult leaves with five lobes, often naked petiole veins, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium to high density of prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries, with a herbaceous flavor.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 137 229 239 172 188 240 248 233 239
Allel 2 153 238 249 182 194 248 254 233 239
Bud burst: 13 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half to 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This very late budburst variety is can easily be harvested by machine. Its vigor is medium and Arinarnoa has a steady production.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Arinarnoa resists well against grey rot (loose clusters and thick skin) and conserves well on the vine trunk.
Technological potential
The bunches are large and the berries are medium in size. Wines are well-structured (in acidity and alcohol), colored and tannic, with complex and persistant aromas.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Arinarnoa clone carries the number 723
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
723    INRA        
 1981  Bordelais, Sud-Ouest        
 1.64 ha