Originally a French Bordeaux grape, Malbec was brought to
Argentina in approximately 1853 by a Frenchman. In France it was
predominantly used as a blending grape, but in Argentina Malbec is
the signature varietal. This is largely due to the climate which helps
bring out the full expression of the grape.
The Malbec grape struggled in France. There it was susceptible to disease, mildew and frost. Once it was brought to Argentina, however, Malbec has had a very different fortune. The grapes thrive in Mendoza due to the dry climate, abundance of sunshine and the high altitude. The Malbec grape has found its ideal home in Argentina at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
|Country of Origin||Argentina|
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