Flavescence Dorée

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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flavescence dorée, a phytoplasma disease (previously known as mycoplasma disease) of the vine which is spread by insects. It has the potential to threaten many of the world’s vineyards and is becoming more widespread due to climate change. For more details, see grapevine yellows.