Cards of Wine

Malbec (France)

Malbec is a dark red grape originally from Cahors in South West France.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Blueberry
Blueberry
Plum
Blackberry
Cherry
Black
Cherry

Plum
Plum
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Spices
Spices
Raisins
Raisins

Oak added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Coffee
Coffee
Tobacco
Tobacco

Cold Climate: (Cahors, France). Fruity. Black Cherry. Raspberry.

Warm Climate: (Mendoza, Argentina). Savory. Tannic. Blackberry. Plum.

Profile

BODYFull
TANNINSMedium - High
FRUITMedium plus
ACIDITYMedium plus
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Mushroom
Mushroom
Hamburger
Hamburger
Ham
Ham
Soup
Casseroles

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Beef
Beef

Malbec is a Beef eaters favourite and Malbec loves BBQ meat (Parrilla in Spanish)

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
BBQ. Grilled. Roasts.
Roasted Potatoes and Onions.
Grilled Mushrooms (Portobello).
Grilled Veggetables. Wrap.
Rich Casseroles. Beef Stew.
Spaghetti Bolognese.Fajitas. Burritos.
BBQ. Chicken. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Roasted Lamb. Lamb Chops. Lamb Shank.
Hamburger. Cheese Burger. Bacon Burger.
Red Meat Dishes. Spareribs. Veal Chops.
Strip Steak. T-Bone. Kobe. Entrecôte.

Cheese:
Blue. Gorgonzola. Cheddar. Manchego. Parmesan.

If You Like Malbec

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About

The purple Malbec originated in the Cahors region of France. But the full glory of this rich grape was not realised before it was planted in Argentina. Read more ...

Malbec is one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wines. It is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah/Shiraz and also cheaper.