Malbec (pronounced [mal.bɛk]) is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. In France, plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France, though the grape is grown worldwide. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal.
The grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop. Despite Cahors being hit by the same frost, which devastated the vineyards, Malbec was replanted and continued to be popular in that area. Winemakers in the region frequently mixed Malbec with Merlot and Tannat to make dark, full-bodied wines, but have ventured into 100% Malbec varietal wines more recently.
Our Malbec Selection:
Piattelli Reserve Malbec 2018
Piattelli Reserve Malbec 2016
Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec (Cafayate) 2017
Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec (Cafayate) 2015
Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec (Mendoza) 2015
Ruca Malen Malbec Reserva 2018
Ruca Malen Malbec Reserva 2014
Ruca Malen Yauquen Malbec 2014