The red grape variety comes from France, The name (ouiller = to elaborate) is derived from the wealth. Synonyms are Aragnan Noir, Ouillade, Ouillard, Ouliade and Passerille Noire. The first reliable mention was made in 1676. It is not allowed with the variety Cinsault be confused, which was often marketed under her name. For the variety Oeillade Blanche (synonym for Picardan ) it is not a color mutation, Oeillade Noir was a crossing partner in the new breeding Oeillade Bouschet,
The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis and millerandage (Millerandage). It produces dark-colored, fruity, low-alcohol red wines and is also called table grape used. The variety was once in the south of France in the Provence widespread, but the population declined sharply in the 20th century. In 2010 only 18 hectares of vineyards were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012