Malbec is not originally from Argentina. Its origin is from France and while it was at one point in time the major component of Bordeaux varietals, it’s typically used in Bordeaux these days to flesh out the edges of Right Bank blends. You’ll also find it grown in Cahors, France but more predominately in Argentina where French and Argentine winemakers have found perfect conditions to grow this fruit forward, rich varietal.
Key descriptors used when talking about Malbec include plum, raspberry, fig, and spice. If you head to Mendoza, Argentina be prepared to consume plenty of Malbec and steak as it’s the perfect pairing to beef and lamb but also is great with lasagna and many other full-flavored dishes. At a price typically of less than $20, it’s one of the best-selling new popular wines.
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