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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  • Had a small BD party for a good friend and invited a couple of guys he ... ... enjoyed them very much - the Malbec was especially lush and smooth with rounded tannin Read More

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  • Bodega Noemia a Lisa Patagonia Argentina 2015

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  • Back to Napa. Started today with a visit to Jean Edwards Cellars tasting ... of Napa valley. Their syrah, malbec and zin (tribidrag) were each fantastic in their own way.  Syrah is a grape the produces very different wines depending on where it is grown. This cool climate produces a wine that has more subtle flavors, mainly dark cherry but als... Read More

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  • We tasted a range of lovely wines as usual, at my friend's Wine Bar near ... SONOMA....and also Argentine Malbec.2014 BLOCK EIGHT MERLOT and also 2013 Estate Merlot.......Here am I, with dear wine-loving friends......one is an early childhood friend, MARCIA KING-GAMBLE, who has succeeded in writing and publishing 32 ROMANCE BOOKS, here in Amer... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    This wine is lush and bold like I love my reds. It stands up well to a nice medium ribeye or alone as a sipping wine. Love this one! Read More

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  • Antigal Malbec Uno Mendoza 2013

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  • No doubt when Spanish conquistador Pedro Gutierrez de Valdivia founded the city ... Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The success of these vines put Maipo Valley on the world’s wine radar, resulting in Chile being known as the “Bordeaux of South America.” Maipo Valley takes the lead in producing high quality Bordeaux style wines. Maipo experi... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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