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Grape Variety: Grenache noir

Variety Name Grenache noir
TTB Approved Name(s) Grenache noir (Garnacha, Grenache)
Common Synonyms Garnacha, Garnacha tinta, Grenache
All Synonyms Abundante, Aleante, Aleante di Rivalto, Aleante Poggiarelli, Alicant blau, Alicante, Alicante Grenache, Aragones, Bois Jaune, Cananazo, Cannonaddu, Cannonadu Nieddu, Cannonau, Cannonau Selvaggio, Carignane Rosso, Elegante, Francese, Garnaccho Negro, Garnacha, Garnacha Comun, Garnacha Negra, Garnacha roja, Garnacha tinta, Garnatxa negra, Garnatxa Pais, Gironet, Granaccia, Granaxa, Grenache, Grenache rouge, Kek Grenache, Lladoner, Mencida, Navaro, Navarra, Navarre de la Dordogne, Navarro, Negru Calvese, Ranconnat, Red Grenache, Redondal, Retagliadu Nieddu, Rivesaltes, Rousillon Tinto, Roussillon, Rouvaillard, Sans Pareil, Santa Maria de Alcantara, Tentillo, Tintella, Tintilla, Tinto Aragones, Tinto Menudo, Tinto Navalcarnero, Tocai Rosso, Toledana, Uva di Spagna
Countries of Origin Spain
Species Vitis vinifera
References
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments This variety probably originated in Spain and is known there as Garnacha tinta. It is also a well-known variety in southern France under the name Grenache noir.

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Grenache noir Selections available from FPS

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  Grenache noir 01A
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Livingston, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in the late 1950's from a vineyard near Livingston, California. After basic index testing, the selection was planted in the old foundation vineyard in 1961 as Grenache 01A. The name of the selection was changed in 2002 from Grenache to Grenache noir to distinguish Grenache noir from red and grey forms of Grenache. Grenache noir 01A underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy in 2011 to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard. The treated material successfully completed testing in 2013 and will be planted at Russell Ranch as Grenache noir 01A.1.

  Grenache noir 03
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Jackson, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1963 from the former University of California Foothill Experiment Station at Jackson in Amador County, California. The vines at the former station were rediscovered at that time by Dr. Austin Goheen. After basic index testing, the original material was planted in the foundation vineyard in 1966 as Grenache 03. The name was changed in 2002 from Grenache to Grenache noir to distinguish Grenache noir from the red and grey forms of Grenache. Grenache noir 03 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy in 2011 in order to qualify for planting in the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard. The treated material successfully completed testing in 2013 and will be planted at Russell Ranch as Grenache noir 03.1.

  Grenache noir 04 (proprietary)
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source VCR 3, Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Italy
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This proprietary selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 1998 from Rauscedo Nursery in Italy. The material is VCR clone 3. After successfully completing testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, the selection was planted in the foundation vineyard as Grenache 04. The name was changed in 2002 from Grenache to Grenache noir to distinguish Grenache noir from the red and grey forms of Grenache. Grenache noir 04 is distributed by Rauscedo licensees in the United States, including Novavine Grapevine Nursery.

  Grenache noir 06
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source France, via Tablas Creek Winery in Paso Robles, California
Treatments None, RSP+
Comments This selection is one of five Grenache noir clones donated to the Foundation Plant Services public collection in 2010 by Tablas Creek Vineyards in Paso Robles, California. Grenache noir FPS 06/06.1, 07, 08/08.1, 13.1 and 14 are reported to be from unique sources in France. The original mother plants for these selections were imported through the Geneva, New York, quarantine program in the 1980's. Grenache noir FPS 06 successfully completed disease testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2012.

  Grenache noir 07 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source France, via Tablas Creek Vineyards, in Paso Robles, California
Treatments None, RSP+
Comments This selection is one of five Grenache noir clones donated to the Foundation Plant Services public grapevine collection in 2010 by Tablas Creek Vineyards in Paso Robles, California. Grenache noir FPS 06/06.1, 07/07.1, 08/08.1, 13.1 and 14 are reported to be from unique sources in France. The original mother plants for these selections were imported through the Geneva, New York, quarantine program in the 1980's. Grenache noir FPS 07 successfully completed disease testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2012.

  Grenache noir 08 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source France, via Tablas Creek Vineyards, Paso Robles, California
Treatments None, RSP+
Comments This selection is one of five Grenache noir clones donated to the Foundation Plant Services public grapevine collection in 2010 by Tablas Creek Vineyards in Paso Robles, California. Grenache noir FPS 06/06.1, 07, 08/08.1, 13.1 and 14 are reported to be from unique sources in France. The original mother plants for these selections were imported through the Geneva, New York, quarantine program in the 1980's. Grenache noir FPS 08 successfully completed disease testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2012.

  Grenache noir 10 Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source Reported to be Alban selection, from vineyard in Georgetown, CA, donated by Duarte Nursery Inc.
Treatments None
Comments This selection was donated to the public grapevine collection at Foundation Plant Services in 2014 by Duarte Nursery, Inc. It is reported to be the 'Alban selection' of Grenache noir from a vineyard in Georgetown, California. The original material successfully completed testing to qualify for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2016.

  Grenache noir 11 Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source Vineyard in Georgetown, California, donated by Duarte Nursery, Inc.
Treatments None
Comments This selection was donated to the public grapevine collection at Foundation Plant Services in 2014 by Duarte Nursery, Inc. The material originated from a vineyard in Georgetown, California, and successfully completed testing to qualify for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2016.

  Grenache noir 12 Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source Vineyard in Georgetown, California, donated by Duarte Nursery, Inc.
Treatments None
Comments This selection was donated to the public grapevine collection at Foundation Plant Services in 2014. The original material was from a vineyard in Georgetown, California, and successfully completed testing to qualify for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2016.

  Grenache noir 15 Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source Vineyard in Paso Robles, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2012 from Duarte Nursery in Hughson, California. The material originated from a vineyard in Paso Robles, California. The selection is from a different vine source than Grenache noir 16.

  Grenache noir 16 Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source Vineyard in Paso Robles, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2012 from Duarte Nursery in Hughson, California. The material originated from a vineyard in Paso Robles, California. This selection was collected from a different source vine than Grenache noir 15.

  Grenache noir 17 Top
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  Grenache noir 18 Top
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  Grenache noir 224 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Grenache noir ENTAV-INRA ® 224 authorized clone from ENTAV in France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments Distributed by ENTAV-INRA licensees

  Grenache noir 287 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
  Grenache noir 362 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
  Grenache noir 513 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
  Grenache noir 515 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Grenache noir ENTAV-INRA ® 515
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This selection was imported to the United States in 1997 from France by ENTAV-INRA, which manages the trademarked French clonal material. The selection is official French clone 515, which originated from Ardèche. Grenache noir 515 qualified for the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 1999.