Known as the signature grape of Argentina, Malbec wine comes in a number of different styles, from soft and fruity to deep, dark and brooding.
Originating from Bordeaux, the wine is now only grown in the appellation of Cahors in South West France. The grape has however become a great success in the hotter climate of Argentina. Often grown at altitude, the grape can produce wine with an exceptional level of intensity and complexity.
Malbec wine flavours
Argentinean Malbec wine is typically medium or full bodied with a deep dark plum colour, rich fruit flavours accompanied by natural acidity as well as high levels of alcohol and tannin.
Corks Out has a wide selection of Malbec wine to buy online, ranging from the soft fruitier bottles to more deep and intense flavours, which include:
- Soft and fruity medium bodied Malbec - our Trivento Malbec Reserve has ripe cherry and strawberry aromas balanced out by cream, coffee and chocolate. Flavours of rich berry fruit come with sublime vanilla, smoke and oaky notes, accompanied by a long velvety finish.
- Full bodied red - Cobos Malbec has real power and finesse with sun drenched and rich blackcurrants and blueberry notes combined with a strong minerality and nuances of black tea. We also stock the great Trivento Golden Reserve which has classic Malbec flavours of dark fruit, leather and smoky cigars.
- Rich spicy Malbec - the Trivento Eolo Malbec 2007 has aromas of sweet tangy raspberries accompanied by rich bitter dark chocolate and a buttery rich cream. This gives way to a palate of dark rich fruit, cinnamon, pepper as well as creamy oak and tannins.
Malbec food pairings
Malbec wine is extremely food friendly and works particularly well with meat based dishes and strong spices.
The gamey quality of Malbec lends itself well to roasted beef and game, braised lamb and mushrooms. Leaner meats also work better with Malbec than other reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as it is lighter in tannins, meaning that the wine won't be overpowered by the flavours in the dish.
The spicy undertones in the red wine are also perfect with spicy Mexican, Cajun and Indian cuisine as well as barbeque or Italian meals, particularly when pesto is used.
Buy Malbec wine online at Corks Out. We have single bottle purchases available and free delivery on selected orders.