Cards of Wine

Malbec (Argentina)
Malbec (France)

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

Profile

Body
Tannins
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Blueberry. Blackberry. Raspberry. Black Cherry.
Plum. Pomegranate. Raisin.
Chocolate. Black Pepper. Earth. Spice.
Oak. Vanilla. Coffee. Tobacco.

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

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

Food Pairing

A beef eaters favourite, Malbec loves BBQ meat (parrilla in spanish).

Argentinian. Italian. Spanish. Mexican. Indian. Thai.
Spaghetti Bolognese. Chilli con Carne. Fajitas. Burritos.
BBQ. Burgers. Roasted Meat. Steak. Pork. Lamb.

Styles:

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

Serving temperatures:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

The Ideal Glass

The shape of the glass does in fact change the taste of the wine!

The Bordeaux glass is the perfect gass for full bodied red wines like:

The Bordeaux glass is taller than other red wine glasses. It also has a slimmer bowl.

The slimmer bowl has the function of sending the wine directly to the back of the mouth for a 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.