Arinarnoa is a black French crossng that is prized for its tannic structure and intense aromas.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Arinarnoa grapes have a dark blue-black colour, with small but thick skins and large, loose clusters. It has a powerful and complex aroma, with notes of cherry, blueberry and blackberry, as well as hints of spices and herbs. The taste is full-bodied and intense, with high tannins and an intense, lingering finish.

Fresh Arinarnoa grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Arinarnoa is a cross between Merlot and Petit Verdot. It is mainly grown in south of France and the north of Spain. Arinarnoa is a late ripening variety that is resistant to botrytis. Arinarnoa wines pair well with grilled meats, stews and game. They also pair well with hard cheeses, such as Manchego, and mushrooms.

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Fun Fact about Arinarnoa
The name Arinarnoa comes from the Basque words "arina" (raisin) and "arnoa" (wine).

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An oddball, an experiment, a dare. Caladoc, Marselan, and Arinarnoa are three largely unknown varieties, conceived in the search for the perfect grape. Together they produce this rounded, well-balanced, and profoundly spicey wine. These French varieties have found niches in the Ordal mountains where they express their very best potential.
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