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Aramon Noir grapes

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Aramon or Aramon Noir is a type of red wine grape which is primarily grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.

Aramon Noir grapes

This grape variety is also grown in Algeria and Argentina, but it was never been popular just like how it was in southern France.

Aramon Noir was very productive and was once accountable for most of France’s least remarkable wine.

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Origin

Between the 19th century and 1960’s, Aramon Noir was acknowledged as France’s most grown grape variety.

Since the 20th century, Aramon plantings have been in constant decline, but were able recover along the way.

Like the other old grape varieties, Aramon has three different colors – Noir, Gris and Blanc, all found in southern France.

The white version with pink berries was first mentioned, however, the black version was first recorded in UK in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Catalogue of fruits in 1826.

The name Aramon was believed to have taken its name from the village of Aramon in Gard near Nimes but it has never been cultivated in the area.

Characteristics of Amaron Noir

Amaron Noir is early budding that is why it is susceptible to spring frosts. It is also late ripening and highly productive bearing huge bunches of berries which need to be sheared short.

Amaron Noir’s vines are very delicate to downy mildew, botrytis bunch rot, phomopsis and mites.

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Characteristics of Amaron Noir Wine

The wine from the Amaron Noir is a light red colored wine frequently with a blue tinge which is very low in alcohol as well as its extracts that give the house wine a very thin character.

Amaron Noir wine is also known for its herbaceous, rustic and spicy flavor and blended with other wines that are darker in color in order to create a wine more engaging to the eye.

Food Pairings

Created wine from the Amaron Noir grape variety matches well with any kind of seafood and vegetarian dish such as baked and roasted vegetables like baked pumpkin, baked potatoes and roasted stuffed bell pepper.

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