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Malbec (pronounced [mal.bɛk]) is a purple [[grape]] variety used in making [[red wine]]. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust [[tannins]], and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red [[Bordeaux]] wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine [[varietal]] wine and is being grown around the world.
Malbec (pronounced [mal.bɛk]) is a purple [[grape]] variety used in making [[red wine]]. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust [[tannins]], and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red [[Bordeaux]] wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine [[varietal]] wine and is being grown around the world.


Called ''Auxerrois or Côt Noir'' in Cahors, called Malbec in Bordeaux, and Pressac in other places, the grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop. Despite Cahors being hit by the same frost, which devastated the vineyards, Malbec was replanted and continued to be popular in that area where it was mixed with Merlot and Tannat to make dark, full-bodied [[wine|wines]], and more recently has been made into 100% Malbec varietal wines.
Called ''Auxerrois or Côt Noir'' in Cahors, called Malbec in Bordeaux, and Pressac in other places, the grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop. Despite Cahors being hit by the same frost, which devastated the vineyards, Malbec was replanted and continued to be popular in that area where it was mixed with Merlot and Tannat to make dark, full-bodied [[wine]]s, and more recently has been made into 100% Malbec varietal wines.


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Latest revision as of 23:33, 7 October 2017

Malbec Grapes

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Malbec (pronounced [mal.bɛk]) is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.

Called Auxerrois or Côt Noir in Cahors, called Malbec in Bordeaux, and Pressac in other places, the grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop. Despite Cahors being hit by the same frost, which devastated the vineyards, Malbec was replanted and continued to be popular in that area where it was mixed with Merlot and Tannat to make dark, full-bodied wines, and more recently has been made into 100% Malbec varietal wines.