The red grape comes from the border area France / Italy, Synonyms are Beletto Nero, Caunut de Lauzun, Dame Noire, Doucet Noir, Enrageade, Enrageat, Enrageat Rouge, Fekete Folle, Folle, Folle de Nice, Folle Noire, Folle Noire de Nice, Fuella, Fuella di Nizza, Fuola, Grassenc, Jurançon Rouge and Uva Fuella di Nice. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities to 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 southeast of the Riviera, where it is grown in the area Bellet is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 20 hectares with an increasing trend; ten years earlier it had been 4 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)