In France Aramon does very well, especially in the Languedoc region. It produced tons of fruit and resisted disease well.
Aramon has never been a “high end type of wine. The grapes produce tons of juice, grows easily, and results in lots of easy-drinking jug wine. The perfect thing for kicking back on a streetside cafe in the afternoon, sipping some inexpensive wine, nibbling some cheese and talking with friends.
Aramon, otherwise known as Aramon Noir, is a variety of red wine grape grown primarily in Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France. Between the late 19th century and the 1960s, it was France's most grown grape variety, but plantings of Aramon have been in continuously declining since the mid-20th century. Aramon has also been grown in Algeria and Argentina, but nowhere else did it ever reach the popularity it used to have in the south of France.
The plantings of Aramon began to decline when French territories in Algeria provided low cost robust, hot-climate red wines, particularly Carignan, displacing the relatively thin wines of the French south. Today only a few of the bulk wine producing vineyards remain, and the area planted in this now unfashionable variety is decreasing.
Aramon grapes are primarily grown in: Languedoc -Roussillon area of France– This southern France region is the home of several grape varieties and Aramon is one of them. This is still considered to be one of the most planted grape in France. The coastal plains and Mediterranean region, makes this area ideal for Aramon cultivation. Peak time for the growth of Aramon grapes is between May and August.
Algeria and Argentina – Several vineyards are located in scattered regions dedicated to the production of red wine. Modern methods of wine production are increasingly being used to improve the quality of the wines in these regions.
Aramon is light red color wine, often with a black-blue tinge, it is very low in alcohol content as well as extracts giving this wine a very thin character. It is also known for its herbaceous, rustic and very spicy character. Aramon wine is often blended with other wines which are of darker color, to produce a wine more appealing to the eye.
Aramon pairs well with any type of seafood and vegetarian dish. Baked and roasted vegetables such as baked pumpkin, baked potatoes and roasted stuffed bell peppers also pair very well with this wine.