August 27, 2019
Malbec is a bold and juicy red grape with origins in Bordeaux, the famous region in France where the variety is known as Cot and often far from the spotlight.
The landscape for Malbec has changed dramatically. If you want a better sense for a French Malbec, set your sights on Cahors, halfway between Bordeaux and the Mediterranean.
However, it’s the New World where Malbec truly shines. In South America, Malbec arrived in Argentina in the 19th century. Thanks to the tireless work being done there, Malbec is viewed as the country’s national grape and enjoys serious success on a global scale. Today, more than 100,000 acres of Malbec are planted in Argentina. The country exports more than 3 million cases of Malbec to the United States…read the entire article featuring Woodinville Wine Country’s Five Star Cellars, Milbrandt Vineyards and Tsillan Cellars on the Tri-City Herald
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