Rescue plan for historic Chilean Malbec

Rescue plan for historic Chilean Malbec

A small enclave containing 140-year-old vines is trying to get growers to choose vines over lumber. A group of southern Chilean farmers is seeking government funding to help preserve their ancient Malbec vines, some of which date back to the time when Ulysses Grant was in the White House. It’s one part of an initiative – the Traditional Vines Rescue Plan – launched by the Chilean marketing consultancy Andes Wines, its aim to persuade holders of old vines and rare varieties to preserve and nurture what they have.

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