The red grape comes from the border area France / Italy, Synonyms are Dame Noire, Folle de Nice, Folle Noire, Fuella, Fuola, Grassenc and Jurançon Rouge. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Jurançon Noir. Negro Castrais or Négrette (all three also to be confused with the synonym Folle Noire). The old variety was first mentioned in 1783 under the name Folle Noire. The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis and real ones mildew, It produces bright red wines with moderate acidity. The variety is cultivated in the department of Alpes-Maritimes, located on the south-east of the Riviera, where it is in the area Bellet is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 20 hectares with a rising trend; ten years earlier it had been 4 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)