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.
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