Try Malbec Wine if You Like Merlot or Bordeaux blends.

 

Overview of Malbec Wine

Medium to full bodied wine with medium tannin and acidity. In cooler climates the wine leans toward red fruit flavours and in warmer climates is display blueberry and darker fruit.

 

How To Pronounce the grape Malbec: MAHL-beck

 

Why We Like Malbec Wine

  • It’s a crowd-pleaser wine. You can safely take this to a dinner party or BBQ and someone will want to drink it.

 

Flavours and Aromas of the Malbec Variety

  • Fruit: blueberry, black cherry, prune, plum
  • Oak: baking spices, tobacco, chocolate
  • Herbal: sage, herbal tea
  • Earth/Other: clay

 

Where in the World Does the Malbec Grape Grow?

Old World Malbec Regions

  • France
  • Italy

New World Malbec Regions

  • Argentina (esp Mendoza)
  • Chile
  • USA
  • Australia

 

Malbec Wine’s Perfect Food Pairings

  • grilled beef
  • burgers and meat loaf
  • meat lovers or chorizo pizza

 

Interesting Facts About the Malbec Grape:

Malbec is very popular in Alberta, Canada because of the shared beef culture of both Alberta and Argentina. Wine is made to be paired with food and their Malbec wines are made in a way to compliment their beef-centred cuisine.

 

Other Names for the Pinot Noir Varietal:

Cot, Côt, Cahors

 

Our Favourite Finds for Malbec Wine

 

Lagarde Primeras Viñas Malbec

Brandlin Malbec

 

Dig Deeper: Learn a Little More About Malbec.

Like Malbec? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Merlot