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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  • If you are going to be in the Miami area, Sam's Club is hosting an open house ... Neu Direction, a 100 percent Malbec from the renowned winegrowing region of Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is one of only a handful to receive this status in the inaugural year of the groundbreaking Fair Trade Wine certification program in the U.S. Neu Direction wi... Read More

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  • I am not good at uploading photos so let me start by saying, pictures of all ... our way into a taste of a Malbec blend that we ended up buying two bottles of at $3.40 each. They also make the BEST olive oil I have ever had and we stalked up on 3 more bottles of that at $7 each.Next to Fuentes:First time here, don't want to talk much about it.... Read More

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  • Viña Doña Paula Shiraz-Malbec Luján de Cuyo 2005

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    Wine review by matharchod


  • Familia Mayol Malbec Montuiri Vineyard 2007

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  • Tikal Jubilo Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Mendoza 2005

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  • Trivento Malbec Tribu 2006

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  • Georges Vigouroux Cahors Gouleyant 2006

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    A nice dry, medium bodied, red with 5% merlot to the malbec that gives it a nice round fruit. A nice wine but i like my malbecs to have more depth, body, and character Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Altos las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2002

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  • Concha Y Toro Syrah/Malbec 2002

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  • Budini Malbec 2007

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    so yummy! a wonderful fruity nose and soft body, not usually how i like my malbecs but this is the exception. cherry-cola, raspberry, and other berries pervade Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


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