All about Malbec
Malbec is a red wine grape variety, purple in color. The grapes are recognized for their inky dark color and powerful tannins and are one of the six grapes authorized in red Bordeaux wine blends. The grape is largely recognized as an Argentine varietal although it is grown worldwide.
Merlot has a thick skin and therefore needs more sun and heat than Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon varieties to attain maturity. Malbec is commonly used in blends such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot due to its intense inky red color. Malbec grows well in a variety of soils but it well manifests its dark and tannic nature in limestone soils.
A Brief History of Malbec
When a group of Argentine winemakers asked French agronomic Michel Pouget for advice on which grape to plant to increase the quality of Argentine wine in the mid-nineteenth century, he recommended Malbec. Many winemakers were persuaded by his suggestion that Malbec had always been destined for Argentina. The vines thrived in the region's hot temperature and high altitude, showing no signs of the flaws that plagued them in France.
Malbec was primarily consumed in Argentina for nearly a century after it was planted, with only a little amount exported.
How does Malbec Taste?
Malbec is a dark full-bodied dry wine with a rich, dark fruit scent. A sip of the wine will tickle your taste buds with flavors of blackberry and red plum. Malbec wine is luscious and jammy with aromas of vanilla, tobacco, dark chocolate, and oak.
Although Malbec is a dry wine it has some hint of sweetness due to the plush intensity. The wine is not as dry as Cabernet Sauvignon and is preferred by many due to its rich complexity than sweetness.
How do I Best Enjoy Malbec?
Malbec like other dry wines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Pairs well with food. It particularly forms a great pair with steak, grilled chorizo, veal Milanesa, and Chimichurri sauce. The fact that Malbec is a hearty wine makes it best paired with BBQ and heavy grilled meats. Malbec wine is best served at a temperature of between 15 and 17 degrees Celsius.
Malbec Wines Brands
Malbec is a versatile drink that comes in a range of flavors, each with its own set of tricks. This distinguishing feature provides customers with a wide range of options. Popular brands make different varietal wine types or blends.
Some of the popular Malbec selections in Kenya are Trumpeter Malbec, Tilia Malbec, Casillero Del Diablo Malbec, Birds & Bees Sweet Malbec, and many other options. These and other Malbec wine brands and their prices in Kenya are easily accessible at our online shop.
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