Wine-Knows: Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Journeys for the Discerning Traveler: Malbec: Bordeaux’s Potential Renaissance & Argentina’s Shining Star:
"Bordeaux’s vineyards were completely replanted after the phylloxera epidemic...mainly with Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc because Malbec didn’t take well to grafting (grafting was necessary to prevent a return of phylloxera). In the 20th century Malbec lost further ground due to its sensitivities to mildew from Bordeaux’s wet climate, as well as frost brought by the bitter Atlantic storms (the severe 1956 frost wiped out a significant portion of the Malbec vines). Today, however. Malbec may be making a come-back in Bordeaux."
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