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A Tale of Two Malbec

Posted by Monica Yu on

A Tale of Two Malbec

The Original Malbec: Cahors Once a supporting role in red blends, Malbec has found its way to the center stage with the rise of its popularity from South America. This thin skinned dark colored grape actually has historical roots in France. Since the 16th century, Malbec has been growing in the Bordeaux and Cahors region. Bordeaux has moved on to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, grapes that adapt well to that climate. However Malbec has found its home in Cahors, just east of Bordeaux where the cooling breeze from the Atlantic keeps the vines disease free, while warm daytime temperatures allow the...

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