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Irresistible Malbec…deeply coloured, rich, bold, velvety, spicy, blackberry, vanilla, red berries, leather and spice…what isn’t there to like?
Now synonymous with Argentina, Malbec stems from South-West France where it is traditionally known as ‘Cot’ or ‘Auxerrois’. Once important in Bordeaux, it continues to excel in Cahors and legally has to make up a minimum 70% of the local blend.
Thought to have made its way into Argentina in the mid 19th century, this variety has adapted spectacularly to local conditions and is now the country’s signature grape variety. Unsurprisingly, it has since made its way into neighbouring Chile where it thrives at high altitude.
Traditionally paired with bold flavours and reds meats (think juicy steak!), this selection showcases some hidden gems and existing classics from around the world!