Sorry the correct answer was D.

Mendoza is well known for Malbec, but what grape varieties comprised the dominant plantings before the expansion of Malbec?

D. Cereza and Criolla Grande

Historically, Cereza and Criolla Grande were favored in Mendoza plantings for their high yield, before giving way to Malbec. They still comprise about one quarter of the plantings in the region. Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo are now gaining momentum in Argentina - and increased acreage in Mendoza.

About The Contributor

Joe Roberts is the creator of the popular & award-winning website, which publishes wine reviews, interviews, & entertaining Op/Ed commentary on the wine world. He lives in Pennsylvania with his daughter Lorelai Kate. You can follow his exploits (and witty “mini” wine reviews) on twitter at & facebook at

Visit Joe Roberts's web site