Low in alcohol it is largely consumed in the North of France. It is considered cheap and competes well against other table wines.

Colour: blue-black

Frequency: rarely planted.

Synonym(s): Various in France for example, Ugni Noir (Provence), Plant riche, Rabalairé, Pisse-vin, Gros Bouteillan, Burchardt’s Prince (England)

Origin: No true data on this point.

Two suppositions:

  • It was named after a commune called Aramon in Languedoc Roussillon.

  • The name Aramon comes from “Ramonen” given to various grape varieties in Provence centuries ago.

Maturity: 3rd period

Sensitivity to diseases: downy mildew, excoriose (caused by the fungus Phomopsis viticola, create black spot on the leaves, branch break easily), grey rot and grape moth larvae (larva eat the interior of the grape). However immune to the phylloxera.

Area(s) Cultivated:  Mainly France → Languedoc Roussillon. It was not really exported abroad except little in

Where  (map) France, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal Romania and Uruguay

Type of Wines [ Profile ]

Pale red wine = red01

Basic taste: spicy

Facts and tips:

  • The 1955 Classification was fatal to Aramon varietal. It was classed “none authorized”, which has lead to a decrease in plantation of 30%.

  • Aramon Gris and Aramon Blanc  exist but represent less than 400 ha of area cultivated.

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