Malbec is a French grape variety, although people might be forgiven for thinking it is Argentinean. France has 6,000 hectares, Argentina 40,000 ha. Just like many of the other Bordeaux grapes, malbec has been adopted by a country far away from home. Malbec is a big success in Argentina.
In Bordeaux, the surface is dwindling. In Cahors though, the true stronghold of malbec in France, the grape is very much alive and kicking. Today it reaps great success not only in Cahors but, of course, also in Argentina.
Read more in Britt’s article on BKWine Magazine, originally published on Forbes: Malbec, born French but adopted by Argentina | grape profile | Britt on Forbes.
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