The red grape variety comes from France. There are about 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 (parenthood) is unknown. In spite of apparently indicative synonyms, it must not be confused with the varieties Cornalin (Corniola), Poulsard (Olivette) or Sciascinoso (Olivella Nera). Nothing is known about a possible connection to the white variety Olivette Blanche. She was a crossbreeding partner in the new breeding Nyora. The vine is used as a wine press and table grape. It is mainly cultivated in the Vaucluse department. In 2010, 16 hectares of vineyard area were designated (Kym Anderson).
Pictures: Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants,
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