Rootstock characteristics: Lime tolerance

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Both V. vinifera and V. berlandieri contribute tolerance to the soils high in limestone common in Burgundy and Champagne. Rootstocks acknowledged to have the highest lime tolerance are 41 B, 333 EM, and the more recently bred Fercal.