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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  • Amalaya makes this 2016 Torrontes/Riesling blend that should prove interesting. ... before but have had Amalaya malbec before and liked it, so why not try.  The 2016 Felino Vina Cobos Chardonnay is the Paul Hobbs effort in Mendoza.  I'm leery of SA chards anyway (Had some less than stellar efforts.) but Hobbs makes good wine so I figured this m... Read More

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  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • This region may have a section at your local retailer, but perhaps you ... ... thirty countries. The Yarden Malbec (SRP: $33) took the title, and consumers are beginning to add Israel to their repertoire of regions they love.Have you had a wine from Israel? It’s time to take a tast Read More

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  • Where's the Sangiovese, and the Malbec for that matter?  ;-) Read More

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  • RAZLAZL - EMARK may be a bigot, but he is a correct bigot.  Zinfandel is ...  There are times that Malbec satisfies als Read More

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  • Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec 2013

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    No written review

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  • This is an interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.  I'd give it a 7.1 out of 10. Read More

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  • Pascal 'Limited Edition' Maipo Valley Chile Malbec 2016

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    while very young, fresh & boisterous this wine may fare better if spent time in the cellar. Read More

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