Malbec grape is a purple grape variant, which exclusively is used in the process of wine making.
The thick skinned grape of Malbec happens to be a cross between two esoteric varieties, one from Montpellier in Languedoc-Roussilon and the other from Gaillac in Sud-Ouest.
Malbec grape variants tend to ripen mid-season, bringing an extremely deep colour, ample tannins and a plum like flavour, which tends to add complexity to the claret blends.
The wines made from Malbec variants tend to be rich, dark and extremely juicy.
Wines with Malbec grapes
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Malbec Wine Regions
Malbec grape variants occupy around 100,000 acres of land worldwide.
As far as countries are concerned, the grape variant is grown in:
- Mendoza, Salta, San Juan regions of Argentina (76,700 acres)
- Sud-Ouest, Loire Valley, Bordeaux regions of France (15,000 acres)
- California, Washington, Oregon regions of USA (3,400 acres)
- Colchagua, Curicó, Cachapoal regions of Chile (2,500 acres)
- South Africa (1100 acres)
- Gisborne, Hawkes Bay regions of New Zealand (200 acres)
- South Australia and Victoria regions of Australia (1100 acres)
Malbec Wine type
The nuanced flavours of this wine include cocoa powder, milk chocolate, violet flowers, leather and, depending on the amount of aging the wine went through in the wine barrel, it emits a sweet tobacco finish.
French Malbec is quite opposite to the Argentine Malbec. Argentine Malbec tends to be fruity, but French Malbec from Cohors region is leathery.
It gives the flavours of black plum, currant tart and savoury bitterness, often described as green.
Since French Malbecs tend to have a moderate tannin level along with lower alcohol levels, French Malbec wines take a lot of time to age.
Malbec Wine taste and flavours
The earthy, vegetable and herbal or floral notes associated with Malbec wines include Cocoa, Milk chocolate, coffee, mocha, leather, molasses, black pepper, green stem, tobacco and gravel.
This wine when aged tends to give out the flavours of vanilla, coconut and dill. As far as acidity levels are concerned, it happens to be medium with medium tannin level.
The serving temperature for Malbec wines would be 69 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius)
Malbec blending and food pairing
As far as food pairing is concerned, Malbec is great with leaner red meats like that of ostrich and dark poultry meat.
It also tastes well with earthy flavours of beef brisket, duck, chicken leg, beef, lamb, ostrich, pork shoulder and buffalo.
It tends to have a super long finish and pairs well with herbs and spices having an earthy and a smoky flavour like Parsley, Smoked Paprika ,Sumac, Thyme, Porcini Powder, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Juniper Berry, Cumin, Coriander, Clove, Garlic, Shallot, Vanilla Bean, Green Onion and Barbecue Sauce.
It really tastes well with items like rosemary infused garlic kale chips.
It also goes extremely well with funky flavours like that of blue cheese made from rich cow’s or goat’s milk.
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