Douce Noire grise

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Douce Noire grise or (Dame Noire grise) is a red French grape variety that was described by ampelographer Pierre Galet in his 2000 work Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages but is not longer used in commercial wine production. Despite the similarities in their names, Douce Noire grise is not a color mutation of, or directly related to, the French wine grape Douce noir which is also known as Bonarda in Argentina and Charbono in California.[1]


Over the years, Douce Noire grise has been known under a variety of synonyms including: Batarde Ronde, Dame noire, Douce Noire du Bois, Dame Noire grise and Ocanette de la Tarentaise.[2]


  1. ^ J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg 309 Allen Lane 2012 ISBN 978-1-846-14446-2
  2. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Douce Noire grise Accessed: January 6th, 2014