Malbec is something of a mysterious wine, which has increased dramatically in popularity over recent decades, with more and more wine lovers worldwide now choosing to buy Malbec. The Malbec grape is known for its rich, dark colouring, producing luxurious-looking wines of a deep red, bordering on violet, with a fruity, rustic taste.
Originally from Cahors in France, where it is known as Côt, Malbec has become one of the six varietals permitted in the blending of Bordeaux reds. Similarly, it used in blending in the Loire Valley to flesh out Cabernet Franc. But Malbec has really found its voice as a single varietal organic wine in the New World; specifically in the region of Mendoza in Argentina.
Argentina is now the world leader in terms of the number of hectares planted with Malbec and has truly embraced Malbec as its national wine. In addition to this, Argentina boasts some of the world’s highest altitude vineyards, and it is this altitude that allows the country to produce organic Malbec wine in such a stunning way. In warmer climates, Malbec can produce low-acid, jammy wines that lack structure and intensity.
But due to the cooling effect of the higher altitude sites, the wines are able to ripen well, while maintaining good levels of acidity. Argentinian Malbec usually shows dark fruit, plum and blackberry characters with earthy notes and subtle, sweet spice. A perfect wine to handle the rigours of a backyard barbecue!
If you are looking to buy Malbec wine online, Veno makes it quick and simple, with our straightforward and secure online ordering process and Australia-wide delivery. If you would like to know more about Malbec or any of our other wines, please contact our specialist team by phone, online, or in person at our Annandale location, and we will be happy to answer all your questions.
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