Olivette noire N
Name of vine variety in France
Olivette noire
This table grape vine variety is of natural origin.
There are officially recognized synonyms for this variety in France. In Portugal, Olivette noire N can officially be called by the name "Dedo de Dama".
In France, Olivette noire N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Portugal.
Table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 2000 2008 2016
ha 758 488 225 22 13 6.1
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoor has a slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are yellow with bronze patches,
- orbicular-shaped adult leaves, whole or 5 lobes with shallow lateral sinuses, a slightly open or closed petiolar sinus with a U-shaped base, small teeth but long compared to width at base with straight sides; an absence of coloration of veins, a finely bubbled and jagged leaf blade and the underside with an absence of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- long elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 229 233 182 188 252 238 245 251
Allel 2 135 232 239 191 204 258 254 247 271
Bud burst: 8 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period IV, 6 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Olivette noire N is a very late harvest variety, moderate vigor with horizontal growth. It must be trained and managed by long pruning.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Olivette noire N is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate to large size with moderate compactness. The berries are large to very large with a thick skin, a crunchy pulp and a simple flavor.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Olivette noire N clone carries the number 1138.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 1. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1138  Vaucluse  IFV