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Fuella Nera

The red grape variety comes from the border area France / Italy, Synonyms are Dame Noire, Folle de Nice, Folle Noire, Fuella, Fuola, Grassenc and Jurançon Rouge. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Jurançon Noir. Négret Castrais or Négrette (all three synonymous with synonym Folle Noire) are confused. The old variety was first mentioned in 1783 under the name Folle Noire. The medium-maturing vine is prone to Botrytis and real mildew, It produces colorful red wines with moderate acidity. The species is cultivated in the southeast of the Riviera lying Alpes-Maritimes, where they are in the area Bellet is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 20 hectares with an upward trend; Ten years earlier, it had been 4 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Fuella Nera - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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