Malbec

Malbec

Malbec grape variety

Malbec can find its origins in Quercy, more precisely the vineyard of Cahors. According to genetic analyzes, it comes from a cross between the Magdeleine Noire des Charentes (a variety that has almost disappeared today) and prunelard (grown in Gaillac and Marcillac AOP). Malbec, also called Côt in the Loire Valley where it is largely planted, migrated to Argentina in the end of the XIXth century, where it is now the most widely planted black grape variety. In France, Malbec is the king of Cahors appellation, but is also part of the red blends of Bordeaux wines. It gives a fruity (currant, blueberry, plum), fragrant, very colorful wine, rich in tannins, suitable for aging.

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