Pie Franco

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Spanish for ungrafted vine. There are at least 250,000 ha of ungrafted vineyards in castilla-la mancha alone, so this is hardly a rarity in Spain, but only a handful of producers such as Casa Castillo of jumilla use the term, or ‘P.F.’, on labels. Many of these vines are attacked by phylloxera.

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