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A young vine growing in the schistous soils of Portugal's Douro. But the eagle eyed among the readers will have spotted that this is not
 a vine destined for making wine: its an American vine of the sort used for rootstock. Where an old vine has been removed, sometimes
 the rootstock survives to send up a shoot.
Phylloxera hit the Douro at the end of the 19th century, along with most of the rest of the 
wine growing world. As a consequence, all the vineyards are planted on resistant American vine rootstock, with a few exceptions
 (most notably Noval's Nacional vineyard).  

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