You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Aspiran Noir

The red grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Aspiran, Aspiran Chernyi, Aspiran Csornuej, Aspiran Nero, Aspirant, Épiran, Esperan, Espiran, Peyral, Peyrar, Piran, Ribeyrenc, Rivairenc, Rivairenc Noir, Riveirenc, Riveirenc Noir, Riverain, Riveyrenc, Riveyrene, Spiran, Verdai, Verdal and Verdal Noir. It was first mentioned in 1544 under the name Esperan, then in 1676 under the name Espiran, and in the 18th and 19th centuries under the name Aspiran Noir, and the wine made from it was described. The region between Nimes and Montpellier in southern France is assumed to be the origin. The name Rivairenc is probably derived from the occurrence of the vines on river banks (rive de la rivière). The parentage is unknown. The variety was a crossing partner of the two new varieties Aspignan (1 and 2) and Aspiran Bouschet. There are four colour mutations called Aspiran Blanc (Rivairenc Blanc), Aspiran Gris (Rivairenc Gris), Aspiran Rouge Fonce (Rivairenc Rouge) and Aspiran Verdal (Rivairenc Verdal).

Voices of our members

Dr. Christa Hanten

For my many years of work as an editor with a wine and culinary focus, I always like to inform myself about special questions at Wine lexicon. Spontaneous reading and following links often leads to exciting discoveries in the wide world of wine.

Dr. Christa Hanten
Fachjournalistin, Lektorin und Verkosterin, Wien

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,898 Keywords · 46,879 Synonyms · 5,330 Translations · 31,235 Pronunciations · 179,521 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon