In honor of International Malbec Day on April 17th, a quick quiz: Which of the following is closely related to malbec?

A. Pressac

B. Côt

C. Cahors

D. All three above are related to malbec


Malbec is known as pressac on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. In southwest France, the grape is called côt (pronounced co), and in Cahors, an appellation in southwest France, wines must be made up of 70% malbec minimum.  Malbec has been enormously successful in Argentina where more than 76,500 acres are planted with the grape. Bordeaux, by comparison has about 2,500 acres.

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