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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  • Robert Karl Cellars Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Claret 2004

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    Wine review by Tannout


  • Trumpeter Familia Rutini Malbec 2006

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    Wine review by beactive


  • With the daily polls touting candidate's ups and downs, state by state, coast ... ... Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot) and Syrah.   In that span of sixty days we actually harvested 16 times and divided those grapes into 22 fermentation lots.  Last year, we harvested 22 times and produced 30 fermentation lots.  Coincidentally, ... Read More

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  • El Porvenir Malbec Laborum 2004

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  • With the daily polls touting candidate's ups and downs, state by state, coast ... ... Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot) and Syrah.   In that span of sixty days we actually harvested 16 times and divided those grapes into 22 fermentation lots.  Last year, we harvested 22 times and produced 30 fermentation lots.  Coincidentally, ... Read More

    From the article Harvest by the numbers


  • Sur de Los Andes Cabernet-Malbec 2006

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    this wine needed a few minutes to breathe. but it is delicious and full bodied but not dry or fruity. Read More

    Wine review by Tiboutoo


  • Sur de Los Andes Cabernet-Malbec 2006

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  • Roanoke Vineyards Red Table Wine Blend One 2005

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    Way different than the 2003 - primarily because this one is 50% malbec (the 03 has 0% malbec). Much fruitier, new world style - warmer, richer. Yet still retains the refreshing quality the other one did (good acidity causes this). Very mineral as well - eucalyptus as well. Rich plums and black cherries dominate throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • I am always on the lookout for the GOOD quaffable wines under 7.00 a bottle. I have a series going for my website and eventual publication...Wines for the New Depression. I credit the wine store/website/individual that points me toward the reccomendation via a link. Thanks...Karl Wilderwww.fusiononthefly.com Read More

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  • Trapiche Astica Malbec 2007

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    Wine review by ChefPrivato


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