Malbec

COMMON SYNONYM: Côt, Auxerrois, Côt, Pressac
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER: TBD
PEDIGREE: Magdeleine Noire des Charentes (a previously unknown variety) x Prunelard (see reference 57)
USE: Wine, Table
VIGOR: Moderate
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Early
CLONES OFFERED: 04, 06, 09, 10

Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu

OTHER INFORMATION: This vine is popular in Argentina where it is being used to produce delicious varietal wines. The thin skinned dark purple grape creates a dark inky red wine; commonly used in blends with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create a Bordeaux style blend. Susceptible to diseases, frost, downy mildew and bunch rot. Requires a milder climate than Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.