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 comes from the crossbreeding of Tannat N and Cabernet-Sauvignon N.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Arinarnoa N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 5 155 164 180
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoots have a medium to heavy coat of flat-lying hairs.
- young leaves with bronze patches,
- 5  lobed adult leaves with the base of the petiolar sinus often bordered by the vein near the petiolar point. The underside of leaf blades have a medium to heavy coat of flat-lying hairs. 
- 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: period II, 3 1/2 to 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This very late bud burst variety is well harvested by machine. Medium vigor with a steady production.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Arinarnoa N resists well against grey rot (loose clusters and thick skin) and holds up well on the vine-trunk.
Technological potential
The grape clusters are large and the berries are medium-sized. Well-structured wine (acidity and alcohol), colorful and tannic, with complex and persistant aromas
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Arinarnoa N 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.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris
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