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Malbec Laps The Field

With this red's dominance of the Argentine market, can diversity keep up with quality?
James Molesworth
Issue: December 15, 2007

Over the past decade, Malbec has become the leading varietal in Argentina's still-emerging wine industry—overshadowing the country's other grape varieties. Malbec's juicy, fruit-driven profile is ideally suited to expressing the terroir of the high-elevation vineyards of Mendoza and Salta, and the desert-climate vineyards of Patagonia, prompting many wineries to put it first and foremost in their portfolios.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2007.

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