The red grape variety comes from France, There are around 50 Synonyms; some are Comican Nero, Cornichon Noir, Cornichon Violet, Corniola Nera, Dedo de Dame, Dedo de Preta, Dedo de Preto, Fosco Peloso, Galletta Nera, Malakoff Ijsum, Olivella Nera Liparota, Olivella Vibonese, Olivette Crna, Olivette d'Avignon, Olivette de Vaucluse, Olivette Nera, Orsina Nera, Panse Noire, Pergolone, Pizzutello Nero, Purple Cornichon, Rizaga and Uva di Pergole.
The parentage is unknown. Despite apparently indicative synonyms, it may not be used with the varieties Cornalin (Corniola) Poulsard (Olivette) or Sciascinoso (Olivella Nera) can be confused. About a possible connection to the white variety Olivette Blanche nothing is known. She was a crossing partner in the new breeding Nyora, The vine is called wine press and table grape used. It is mainly in the department Vaucluse grown. In 2010, 16 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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