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Ah, Malbec. A grape variety that has originated in France in the town of Cahors. It was first recorded to have been a favorite wine of the Romans, which they called The Black Wine of Cahors. Malbec produces a very deep, red color, that to the eye, almost appears black. Although it has French origins, the Malbec grape is now known as the signature grape of Mendoza, Argentina. They flourish growing in the warm climate with many sunny days and take up nearly 100,000 acres of vineyards. Cahors, France is known to only have 10,000 acres.
Although Cahors has endured many hardships over the years with meteorological changes and fewer vineyards to spare, some have discovered the area can be brought back to life. Château Lagrezette Winery saw the competition Argentina presented, and wanted to revive the roots of Malbec in Cahors. Although the vineyards of were ravaged by Phylloxera in the early 1900’s, Alain Dominque Perrin and enologist, Michael Rolland since have revived the vineyards as of 1989. Triguedina Winery also wanted to present options from Cahors. Family owned since 1830, they produce a Malbec that has a dark, fruity nose and rich, smooth finish. A perfect pairing for grilled meats and steaks or for a lighter option, a nice charcuterie with sharp cheeses.