At its best, Malbec from Argentina is generous, delicious and the perfect match for just about anything grilled, especially beef. What Argentine Malbec is not, however, is a wine where one style fits all.
Where does a good Malbec come from?
Today the Malbec grape takes up three-quarters of Argentina’s vineyards and is considered their most important grape. While the Malbec grape originated in France (in the Cahors region), the Argentinian Malbec is the most celebrated.
Which country is famous for Malbec?
Argentina. Argentinian wine production has come of age, with Malbec now synonymous with the country.
Is Argentinian Malbec the best?
Argentine Malbec is one of the success stories of recent years. Argentine Malbec is one of the most reliable red wines you’ll find – and here are the best of them, as judged in IWSC 2020.
Which region has best Malbec?
You find Malbec grown mainly in two wine regions in the world: in Mendoza in Argentina and in Cahors in France. On the Argentine wines you will always see the grape variety prominently displayed on the label. On the French wines almost never. So let’s start from the beginning, with the grape.
What is a good quality Malbec wine?
10 of the Best Malbecs for $30 or Less
- Mendel 2017 Estate Grown & Bottled Malbec (Mendoza); 93 points, $25.
- Chakana 2017 Estate Selection Malbec (Mendoza); $27, 92 points.
- Georges Vigouroux 2016 Château de Haute-Serre (Cahors); $24, 92 points.
- Lamadrid 2017 Single Vineyard Reserva Malbec (Agrelo); $20, 92 points.
What countries make Malbec?
Though Argentina leads malbec production, there are various other countries that produce worthy malbecs.
- France. Malbec was originally grown in France, namely in Cahors and Bordeaux, but frost decimated 75% of the crop in 1956.
- United States.
- South Africa.
- New Zealand.
Is Malbec only from Argentina?
Malbec is a full-bodied red wine that grows mostly in Argentina. Known for its plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish, Malbec wine offers a great alternative to higher priced Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. However, there’s more to Malbec than just value.
Is Argentinian Malbec sweet?
The whole world knows that Argentina makes excellent wines from the Malbec grape, but not many people are familiar with its superb late harvest and fortified Malbecs. In both cases the wine ends up moderately sweet but with relatively low alcohol in the first instance and relatively high alcohol in the second.
How good is Argentina wine?
Argentina has a rich wine history, with the country producing an endless array of different wines such as Syrah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, and Malbec. Out of all of the wines that Argentina produces, it is perhaps best known for creating the best Malbecs in the entire world.
Why is Malbec only made in Argentina?
Introduced to Argentina by French agricultural engineer Michel Pouget in 1868, Malbec is now widely planted in Argentina. Grapes from this region produce softer, less tannic-driven wines than those from Cahors. In California the grape is used to make Meritage.