…was brought to Argentina by Frenchman Michel Pouget in 1853. He was hired by the government in Mendoza to introduce the grape varieties which were typical for Bordeaux. So, along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Malbec found its way to a place whose climatic conditions helped the variety thrive in a way that never would have been possible in France.
About the Author: Michael
Michael is a specialist in wine tourism, graduated from the Wine Institute Mendoza, where he also teaches English for the Wine Industry and Business English. He has been working as a freelance tour guide in Mendoza since 2011 and founded Vintuition Tours in 2015, providing tailor-made tours in Mendoza’s fascinating wine country. Born and raised in Bavaria, Michael converted from supposedly dyed-in-the-wool beer drinker to wine enthusiast, focusing on Argentina’s emblematic varietals Malbec and Torrontés.