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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  • Hey all. Just had a private tasting with a new wine company in Argentina and ... wine, but those who enjoy Malbecs, Syrahs, and Zins will find this a winner.Cavagnaro Reserve Malbec: 100% Malbec. Maipú, Mendoza. Deep color, full bodied. 9 months in new oak barrels. Smoke, toast, vanilla and dark fruits on the nose, and butter as it opens. In t... Read More

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  • Valentin Bianchi Elsa Torrontes 2012

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    An effervescent blend of Argentina's signature Malbec red grape and merlot. A light alcohol wine with flavors of strawberry and raspberry. Our favorite way to enjoy this delicious wine is over a slice of lime. Read More

    Wine review by tphilli


  • Bodega Sur de Los Andes Malbec Reserva 2005

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    Wine review by TommyG188


  • Bodega Sur de Los Andes Malbec 2007

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    Deep purple red color with an aromatic nose of blackberry, cherry, and sweet spice. The palate is flavorful with a touch of lavender and lot's of ripe red and black fruit. This wine is dry, medium bodied, with lively acidity, medium soft tannins, and a medium finish. This is a well made straight forward fruity red. Good for everyday drinking. Read More

    Wine review by tommyvino


  • Viña Amalia Malbec Finca la Amalia NV

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    Bold, would probably do well to age for a bit. Light oak and cherry/berries. Read More

    Wine review by gui1


  • Urban Uco Malbec 2004

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    Wine review by ceekay


  • Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2007

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    It is smooth and well balanced. This is one of the best Malbec I have had. Ready to taste anytime. Read More

    Wine review by Emiabata


  • I have been to Alsace in France and Mosel in Germany and I think they are both very pretty! What's your favorite, let's share!!http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v318/7/116/22739336551/n22739336551_767417_8953.jpg!!http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=767416&id=22739336551&op=1&view=all&subj=27055381023&aid=-1&oid=27055381023! Read More

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  • Dry Creek Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Dry Creek Valley Meritage 2005

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    Wine review by paulc


  • Dry Creek Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Dry Creek Valley Meritage 2005

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