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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  • Banana !  That's what was in the back of my mind with that Beaujolais ... I`m going to try a Trapiche Malbec tonight. I hope I like it as much as the Alamos, we`ll se Read More

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  • Aoyo Limited Edition Reserva Malbec Dry 2013

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    Wine review by Tlparadise


  • Paoletti Estates Piccolo Cru Rosso di Napa 2013

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    Absolutely wonderful! Best wine I have had in a long time. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • I'll be in Germany next week, and once I arrive I plan to drag my ... ... Touriga, Tannat, Sagrantino, Malbec, Petite Sirah etc. But I'd also never pass up a perfected Bordeaux or Rhone blend.For those who have been to some of the best wine regions in Europe, where would you go back if you wanted to make the most of exactly one day? I plan to ... Read More

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  • Maipe Chankana Wines Reserve Malbec 2012

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    Nice Malbec that is very easy to drink with lovely fruit notes. A bit more than most Malbecs but worth it for the quality. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Hey, I drank some white wine yesterday!Mostly red though!  This Skylite ... ... was fantastic.  51% Malbec, 33% Cab sav and 16% Carmenere.  Weird blend, but the nose was incredible.  The Bogle was as expected...nice.  The Burrowing Owl Syrah I thought would be too young, but it was great.  Talk about pepper!  Best finish I've had on a Syrah fo... Read More

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  • Happy birthday V V.  That Chardonnay looks delicious.Tonight Sandra and I ... a 2014 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec ($8 a glass).  I win.  For our second and final glass, I selected the 2005 Margaux while Sandra chose the 2014 La Zorra Tempranillo.  Whoops, I win again.  All the wine was quite tasty though.&nbs Read More

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  • I mentioned this a while ago, but didn't get around to the post.  We stayed from September to end of December at a condominium in a complex built in the '70s. They've renovated and rebuilt since then (there were several major lawsuits for construction defects--built on fill!), but the architecture and the vibe is still very of that period. Our u... Read More

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  • Aoyo Limited Edition Reserva Malbec Dry 2013

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    Wine review by Tlparadise


  • Villa Maria Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Cellar Selection 2013

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