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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Phoenix, a rot-prone disease-resistant variety, a cross of bacchus and villard Blanc which produces attractive, herbaceous, elderflower-scented wine in England with a minimum of spraying. Despite its parentage, it produces remarkably vinifera-like wine so has been registered as a V. vinifera variety. Consequently, it may be used in the production of uk quality wine. Very little is grown in Germany.