On April 17, Malbec is honored in the entire “wine” world. This is an early grape variety that has an amazing fruit aroma, as well as a high tannin content. The wine has a rich taste, unobtrusive aroma and an unforgettable aftertaste of cherries, plums, chocolate and spices. This is the most popular variety in Argentina.
Although Malbec is the calling card of Argentine wines, the roots of grapes are French … In the 5-6th centuries it was widespread in many provinces of France. It was one of the most fastidious varieties, but for the amazing taste qualities that Malbec endowed wine, winemakers were willing to endure everything. One of the main difficulties was obtaining maximum yield, which was once a decade. Gradually, new grape varieties ousted Malbec in the background.
In 1853, French agronomist Michel Aime Pouget brought Malbec to Argentine land. And here a completely different situation began to occur with the vine. The burning sun, fertile soil and the works of winemakers did their job: Malbec began to bestow an excellent harvest.
The date of the celebration was chosen quite deliberately. It was on April 17, 1853 that a decree was signed on the establishment of a school of agronomists in Mendoza, which was headed by Puget.