Facebook pixel
Select Page

Arrouya grapes

by | Dec 30, 2017

No ratings yet.

In France, different grape varieties are developed and cultivated such as Arrouya, which is grown exactly in the Jurancon wine region.

Arrouya grapes

This grape variety is commonly mistaken with Cabernet Franc, Fer as well as Manseng Noir, which are also from the same country.

Arrouya is popular under names such as Dourec Noir, Eremachaoua both from Bearn as well as Exematxahua from Pays Basque.

Wines with Arrouya grapes

Origin

This old variety from the Jurancon region in the Pyrenees Atlantiques in southwestern France was first mentioned as early as 1783.

The name Arrouya derived from the Bearnese dialect word arrouy meaning red. The ampelographers consider Arrouya as similar to Camarou Noir, Fer and Petit Courbu, also belongs to the Carmenet experts group together with Cabernet Franc and this is the reason why Arrouya was frequently confused with Cabernet Franc up to the end of the 19th century.

Characteristics of Arrouya

Arrouya is a late ripening grape variety which is also difficult to ripe in some other years. Leaves are orbicular, whole or 3-lobed with shallow sinuses.

The young leaves have green bronze patches. The edge of the young shoot has a thick coat of flat-lying hairs

It produces small berries bunches that make it more susceptible to powdery mildew as well as black rot as well as botrytis bunch out.

Wines
Vineyards
Wine grape varieties

Characteristics of Arrouya Wine

The unique vines of Arrouya can still be occasionally found mixed with plantings of Camarou Blanc and Camarou Noir in the old vineyards of Jurancon region.

The wines produced from this grape variety are most likely to be pale, acidic and sometimes astringent or bitter.

Food Pairings

The white wines of Arrouya are scrumptious and easy to match with foods. Most of these Arrouya wines are great to be paired with shellfish, all types of fish, oysters, clams, mussels, sushi, veal, chicken and port.

Tremendous food pairings can actually bring happiness not only to old and regular wine drinkers but also to beginners.

Author

Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

I have been online since it all began, with blogging and creating websites. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one of my passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Wine Tours to Chianti
Food Pairing with BBQ
The history about Zinfandel
Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants
Winemaking from farm to table in 5 simple steps
Wine Tasting - learn the 4 simple steps
No ratings yet.

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here