The Secret to Malbec Grape
When you sip a glass of Don Miguel Gascón Malbec, there's a unique integration of fruit flavor and hints of oak that comes from a rich history. But it's more than just that. Take a look at some of these interesting facts about Argentine Malbec to take with you to the next happy hour or dinner party and share with everyone.
- Argentina is home to 75% of Malbec grape production, with Mendoza being the central area because of its ideal climate and high altitude.
- Although the Malbec started in France, the grape is at its best quality in Argentina.
- By 1884, Don Miguel Gascón bought his first vienyards and built a winery in Mendoza… 56 years later, the winery was the first in Argentina to bottle a pure Malbec varietal wine. 125+ years later, Bodegas Escorihuela Gascón is still there on its original site.
- Don Miguel Gascón wines are proud to play a large role on World Malbec Day. The holiday is celebrated every year on April 17th, the date when Sarmiento vowed to transform Argentina's wine.
Drop these interesting bits of Malbec knowledge at the table and see what happens…
Cheers to the grape that started it all.