The red grape variety originates from France. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Bathiolin, Batiolin, Bonarda (Argentina, Brazil); Bourdon Noir, Bourdou, Carbonneau, Charbonneau, Corbeau, Corbeau Noir, Douce Noire de la Savoie, Folle Noire d l'Ariege, Gros Plant, Mauvais Noir, Ocanette, Plant de Chapereillan, Plant de Montmélian, Picot Rouge, Plant de Turin, Plant Noir, Turin (France); Alcantino, Bonarda, Sebina, Sebino, Serbina, Turca (Italy); Charbono (California); Sevilhão (Portugal); Aleante (Spain). Until the end of the 19th century, it was one of the most widespread varieties of Savoie and was called Corbeau (Crow) outside of it because of its dark-coloured wine. There is no relationship with the Douce Noire Grise variety. According to analyses carried out in 2009, there is a close relationship with the Mondeuse Noire variety.
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