So, whether you're splashing out or stocking up ahead of Brexit, try these delicious drops of moreish malbec
Certainly looking at the 2016 vintage fact sheet (I got the 2017) there's 60% Malbec
, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdo Petit Verdot doesn't shout too loudly, often making up as little as 1/2% in Bordeaux blends, but this thick-skinned grape can add serious tannic structure and spice to a wine.
"Most wine drinkers now know Malbec
and enjoy its fruit-forward (similar to red blends), complex (similar to Cabernet) and soft (similar to Pinot Noir) flavors," says Laura Catena, managing director of the well-regarded Catena Zapata winery in Mendoza.
More than just a celebration, Malbec
World Day was a global initiative that sought to position Malbec
and Argentina's successful wine industry in the world stage.
It is organised by Wines of Argentina, the country which has championed malbec
for many years.
| OPI Malbec
2017, Mendoza, Argentina (PS9.99, Laithwaites).
The powerful malbecs
of Argentina, paired with their magnificent beef products, could be the origin of this style of wine, as those found in malbec
's spiritual home of Cahors in the south-west of France are more restrained and suitable for many different food types.
2015 Finest* Cahors Malbec
PS5.20 instead of PS6.50 until Feb 12 at Tesco Malbec
from its French homeland usually has more depth and darker fruit elements than Argentinian versions.
Known for its dark fruit flavours, Malbec
offers an (often price-conscious) alternative to other grapes.
Powerful, firm and polished blend of malbec
, cabernet and petit verdot.
The artisans in this case, Vineyard Manager Alejandro Sejanovich and Winemaker Jeff Mausbach make TeHo Malbec
. Both are well-seasoned alumni of the remarkable program at Bodega Catena Zapata.
The 2013 Achaval Ferrer Mendoza Malbec
commands a price of $24 to $25 at big-box wine retailers and small wine shops alike and is well worth it.