A great grape for those in the know with astonishing international success: malbec

Share/like this post:

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.

Travel: Come on a wine tour to Argentina and Chile with BKWine.

Almost ripe grapes in Mendoza, Argentina
Almost ripe malbec grapes in Mendoza, Argentina, copyright BKWine Photography

Share this post:

Get our free newsletter:

Share this post:

Get our free newsletter:

Monthly news on wine and wine travel.

Do yourself a wine-favour. Subscribe now!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to comments:

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Explore all our wine tours:

Join one of our famous and unique Wine Tours on our scheduled programme.

Interested in a personalised bespoke wine tour? See here: Custom Wine Tours.

You can also take a look at more of our popular wine tour destinations.


Subscribe to our newsletter.

25,000 subscribers get wine travel and wine news every month. You too?