Malbec, pronounced "Mal-beck", is a wine that originates from the province of Mendoza in Argentina. This dark-skinned grape variety has become a favourite among many because of its intense berry flavour and it's well-balanced tannins.

Malbec is a red wine grape that is now also grown in several regions around the world, including France, Argentina, Chile, and Australia. The grape produces wines with deep purple colour, intense fruit flavours, and moderate tannins. Malbec wines are typically medium-bodied and can be enjoyed with a variety of foods.

Origin of Malbec

The Malbec grape is originally from the Cahors region in southwestern France. The grape was brought to Argentina in the 19th century by French immigrants and it is now most commonly associated with Argentine wines. Argentine Malbecs are typically fruitier and more approachable than their French counterparts.

Malbec is a versatile grape that can be used to make a variety of different styles of wine. In Argentina, it is most commonly made into a full-bodied red wine but it can also be made into a lighter style of red wine, or even a rosé. Malbec is also sometimes used as a blending grape, adding depth and structure to other wines.

If you're a fan of big, bold red wines, then you should definitely check out some Argentine Malbecs. And if you're looking for something a little different, give a Malbec-based rosé or white wine a try.

How to Pair Malbec with Foods

Malbec is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours of dark fruits like blackberry and plum. It's also got a fair amount of tannins, which can make it seem a bit astringent. But when paired with the right foods, Malbec can be absolutely delicious. 

Here are a few tips for pairing Malbec with food:

  1. Malbec goes great with grilled or roasted meats. The rich flavours of the wine can stand up to hearty dishes like steak or lamb chops.
  2. If you're serving a lighter meat like chicken or fish, pair it with a fruit-based sauce to really bring out the flavour of the wine.
  3. Malbec is also a great choice for pairing with rich, creamy cheeses. The acidity in the wine will cut through the fat in the cheese and create a truly delicious bite.
  4. And finally, don't be afraid to experiment! Try pairing Malbec with unexpected foods like chocolate or grilled vegetables. You might just find your new favourite flavour combination.

Malbec is a delicious, full-bodied red wine that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are looking for a wine to pair with dinner or just something to enjoy on its own, Malbec is sure to please. If you are new to red wine, or just looking to try something different, we highly recommend giving Malbec a try.

Jed Malbec [4 x 750ML] -10%
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