Wine Profile – Malbec
Unlocking the Flavors of Malbec
Malbec is a purple grape originating from the Bordeaux region used for making red wine. While the wine is also produced in Chile, South Africa, USA, and Australia, it is the Argentinian varieties that have risen to great success in recent years. Malbec is typically dry with a higher alcohol content. The wine is known for having a fuller body with a shock of acidity and high tannins.
The taste includes notes of:
– Black Cherry
– Black Currant
Malbec has a characteristically large quantity of the more bizzare instilled flavors such as smoke, tobacco, leather, cacao, and cracked pepper. The wine is popularly enjoyed with ethnic foods, particularly spicier Mexican dishes.
Malbec often pairs well with:
Featured Malbec | Zia’s Trattoria
LA POSTA Malbec 2014 (Argentina)
FERRARI CARANO “Siena” Sangiovese/Malbec 2012 (California)
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