The red grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Panse de Provence(Beba) x Seyve Villard 12-358(Seibel 6468 x Subereux). Synonyms are Seyve-Villard 20-347 and SV 20-347 and include genes from Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in France by the breeder Bertille Seyve (1864-1939) at the Seyve-Villard vineyard in Saint-Vallier (Drôme department). The vine is suitable as a wine press and table grape. It was a cross-breeding partner in the two new varieties Lanka and Muscat Bleu. No stock was reported in 2010 (statistics Kym Anderson).
Perle Noire is also a synonym for the Black Pearl table grape, which originates from the USA. A second table grape called Perle Noire comes from Hungary. The origin (parentage) of these two varieties is unknown.