Malbec

Name of varietal: Malbec

Common synonyms: Côt, Auxerrois, Pressac, Vesparo, Malbeck
 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to France
 
History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French countryside (Janos Malbec-seed, perhaps?). But modern day oenologist Pierre Galet suggests that it was originally called “Côt” and Malbec may perhaps be a name given to it when it was grown in Burgundy. Regardless, the varietal was once one of the most popular grapes grown in France. However, it is very sensitive to frost and coulure (breaking apart), and after a particularly harsh winter in 1956, plantings of Malbec in France are now mostly limited to Southwest France, particularly in Cahors, and to the Medoc in Bordeaux, where it is a blending grape. 
 
Malbec has become the star red attraction in Argentina, where it is often produced in a lush, fruity style. Some parts of the country were resistant Read more »

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  • Reininger Malbec 2012

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    The wine is a deep, inky purple color in the glass, with a bit of garnet at the ...-malbec.htm Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Thanks for all the ideas, for about half of them (the smaller ones), I sliced ... that with a 2012 Reininger Malbec which was just perfect to balance the cream and earthiness of the mushrooms.I still have quite a few of the larger ones left for tomorrow, perhaps I'll sautee them as Greg suggested to serve with a prime NY strip I bought yesterd... Read More

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  • Morels are in season and I just picked up 3/8 of a pound, so I'm looking for some interesting and delicious recipes to try, so any suggestions, please post them! Read More

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  • Catena Malbec 2012

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    Wine review by sa3108


  • Alamos Malbec 2013

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    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Barricas Malbec 2013

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    The wine is a bright ruby in the glass, with very nice clarity. The nose is ...-malbec.htm Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2011

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    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Cheval des Andes 2009

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    Another one had at dinner at Capital Grille, a big burly Wine. deep dusky perfectly balanced fruit, a bit of smoke, earth, herbs, some chocolate, oak, tannins and acidity. Long long finish of roasted preserves and oak. If anything still a bit young. Bit pricey for Restaurant use, but quite something for home use. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Vineyard 2012

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    Another from Mercat. Soft and subtle, with great ripe fruit and floral nose. Medium soft and balanced tannins and medium acidity with a balanced oak component. Great long finish of more. Great pricing for this quality. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Do what DV and OT suggested. See if you can find some tastings. Not many in the ... in the ... a lot of generic Malbec from Argentina as well, most isn't bad, although most isn't particularly memorable eithe Read More

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