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Back in the late 19th century, the vineyards of Europe were devastated by the phylloxera aphid, which preyed on their roots.
The Penedès region lost many red wine varieties to the scare, and afterwards, wineries planted white varieties that had been grafted with phylloxera-resistant American rootstock.
During the 19th century, many vineyards in Western European countries like France and Spain suffered from phylloxera, a microscopic aphid that attacks the grapevines’ roots and causes rot.
The popularity of Madeira, which comes from the Portuguese island of the same name, plummeted in the late 19th century with the arrival of phylloxera, a ravenous aphid that ravaged vineyards throughout Europe.
Back then, France, which had been devastated by phylloxera, an aphid that preys on grape roots, began buying wine from Etna.
But phylloxera arrived in Sicily in the 1930s, and war shortly after.
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Origin and Etymology of phylloxera
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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