Argentina: Malbec Constitutes 62% of State Production

Argentina’s Ministry of Agribusiness has indicated that the production of Malbec in Argentina now reaches 40,401 hectares, and its production in 2017 was 300 million litres. Last month, in a statement, the president of the National Institute of Viticulture (INV) Carlos Tizio stressed the “need to protect and maintain the diversity of genetics” of the Malbec grape, a strain that was introduced to Argentina in 1853 and revolutionized the wine industry in the country. According to WTEx, Argentina’s wine exports amounted to US$806.9m in 2017.

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