Azerbaijan: Viticulture

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Only about 10% of the vineyards, mainly in Nakhichevan, need the winter protection that is so necessary in Russian vineyards. About half of all vineyards need irrigation and only about 20% of them are grafted on to phylloxera-resistant rootstocks. Irrigated vineyards are mainly in the Göy-Göl (formerly Helenendorf), Agdam, Mardakert, Tovuz, Gazakh, Fizuli, and Shamakha regions. The grapes of dry-farmed Gabala are particularly admired.