Malbec Wine

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This grape originates from France’s Bordeaux region and is one of the “big six” of red wine grapes.  However in France, its fame and fortune often ends with Cahors.  Malbec is usually a grape that is used in blending and not too much vine is devoted to its success or improvement.  In Argentine, this story is very much the opposite.  In Argentina’s sun-drenched climate, the Malbec has found its fame and glory.  It is the signature grape of Argentina, and is making a name for itself very quickly among red wine lovers.  Malbec is also successfully grown in the U.S., Chile, Australia and South Africa, although not to the same extent as in Argentina.

Flavor Profile Of Malbec:

Typically, Malbec is a full-bodied or medium-bodied dry red wine that has higher alcohol and tannin levels and lots of acidity.  Inky, dark dolor profiles along with ripe fruit flavors of blackberry, black cherry and plums provide this wine with a distinctive jammy character.  Black and white pepper, tobacco, wild game, leather, earth and smoke, along with a range of high profile spices combine to make a very interesting medley of flavors and aromas, adding to its unique food pairing and layers of complexity.

Malbec Wine

Malbec Food Pairings

This wine goes very well with red meats and has enough flexibility to adapt to spicy Italian, Thai, Indian, Cajun or Mexican fare, with preferences given to meat-driven dishes, spices and barbecue.  Malbec is very accommodating and extremely food-friendly.  Consider pairing Malbec with a wide array of barbecue sauces, sausage, mushrooms, stew, chili, lamb, game and beef.

Recommendation:

Typically Malbec is sold as being a dry red wine varietal.  It is usually labeled this way, although it can be found in blends as well (for adding color) along with dessert and sparkling Malbecs and as a rosé without too much trouble.  Our Malbec Wine Reviews and Recommendations will provide you with a head start on wallet-friendly, well-distributed, delicious Malbec wine discoveries.  The red wine varietal has a reputation for offering exceptional price to quality ratios.  In international markets Malbec is on the rise.  The number one importer of Malbec is by far the U.S.

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