The red grape variety is a new breeding between Grenache Noir (Garnacha Tinta) x Aramon Noir. The breeding number was 1740-774 E.M. or E. M. 1740-774. The name was formed from the two parent names. The cross was made in France in 1960 by the ampelographer Paul Truel (1924-2014) on behalf of INRA at the Domaine de Vassal. The late-ripening vine is somewhat susceptible to small berry, but resistant to botrytis. It produces full-bodied red wines with moderate tannins. The variety is grown in very small quantities in the departments of Aude and Vaucluse. In 2016, only three hectares were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).
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