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by Lindsey Schmieman April 17, 2021

Known for its plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish, Malbec wine offers a great alternative to higher priced Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. 

Malbec was originally from France where it is one of the grapes used in making red Bordeaux wines. In 1853 at the request of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the first Malbec vines were planted in Argentina. He later became the seventh President of Argentina. World Malbec Day celebrates those first plantings!

Malbec Tasting Notes by Region

ARGENTINA: The main fruit flavors in a glass of Argentine Malbec are blackberry, plum, and black cherry. The nuanced flavors offer milk chocolate, cocoa powder, violet flowers, leather, and, depending on the amount of oak aging, a sweet tobacco finish.
 
FRANCE: While Argentine Malbec is fruit forward, Malbec from France is quite the opposite. From the Cahors region, it is leathery, with flavors of tart currant, black plum, and savory bitterness often described as green at the start. French Malbecs, from the Loire and Cahors, have higher acidity, which attributes to flavors described as black pepper and spice. Because of their moderate tannin and acidity with lower alcohol, French Malbec wines tend to age longer.

 

*IMAGE AND INFORMATION COPIED FROM WINEFOLLY.COM*




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