What comes after Malbec?
It’s a question I get asked a lot, especially in Argentina, where producers are wary of relying too much on one grape, the way New Zealand could be said to do with Sauvignon Blanc. My answer is always the same: more Malbecs illustrating the diversity of the country’s terroirs.
Malbec is Argentina’s signature variety all right, but it’s not as ubiquitous as some people imagine, with just over 40,000 of the 206,000 hectares under vine. Planted in all of the country’s wine regions, from Jujuy in the north to Chubut in the south, Malbec is remarkably protean, mind you. Argentinean clones are very different from those grown in southwest France, suggesting that the grape has... (Read More)
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