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CAHORS is a beautiful medieval city of the South West of France, where Malbec Aka Côt originated from the spontaneous crossing between Prunelard and Magdeleine Noire des Charentes (the mother of Merlot). Since 1152 with the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry ll, king of England, “The Black Wine of Cahors” knew a considerable development, it was quoted on the market of London, it travelled in all Europe. The vineyard of Cahors attained almost 80.000 hectares. Unfortunately, in 1880, the phylloxera epidemic destroyed almost the entire vineyard.
Fortunately in 1868 the French Agronomist Michel Pouget introduced this variety in Argentina
MENDOZA is a province of Argentina in the western central part of the country in the Cuyo region , where Malbec has found a second home since the 19th century, becoming the flagship variety of Argentina and the one that best represents the local palate. It leads the national production of Malbec with 36.585 cultivated ha
Spread over 45 communes, the vineyard of Cahors covers today 4200 ha
As Bertrand Vigouroux says, Malbec is a grape variety that is naturally balanced in both terroirs. It may have a different aromatic power, different aromatic subtleties, more like prunes in Argentina, more like blackcurrants in Cahors, but when we taste a glass of great Malbec, whether in the southern hemisphere or in the northern hemisphere, we feel this proximity, this common framework that exists between the two terroirs.
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