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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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botrytis, without the capital B it botanically deserves, is commonly used as an abbreviation for botrytis bunch rot, for the fungus that causes it Botrytis cinerea Pers, for its benevolent form noble rot, and occasionally for its malevolent form grey rot. Grapes affected by noble rot and the wines produced from them are often called botrytized, or botrytis affected.

  1. Elad, Y., et al. (eds.), Botrytis: Biology, Pathology and Control (Dordrecht, 2004).