Well-cut and lifted, with violets, raspberry, and a hint of pomegranate on the nose, and a palate generous and ripe with raspberry, goji berry, kirsch, chocolate, and mineral. Pair with grill-charred sausage and beef. [3] The Mendoza region is the leading producer of Malbec in Argentina with plantings found throughout the country in places such as La Rioja, Salta, San Juan, Catamarca and Buenos Aires. In Argentina Malbec is the most important grape variety for premium red wines. It’s all begging to be paired with grilled hamburgers, maybe topped with a few deeply caramelized onions. At Alamos, we craft flavorful, approachable, and authentically Argentine wines. Subtle, but don’t let that fool you: This is a sneakily complex bottle, with violets, cherry, abd blueberry lifting from the glass, and a palate that is well-defined by mineral, wild berry, and tobacco. 93 Points - Wine Advocate The flagship 2006 Lindaflor Malbec is 100per varietal aged for 18 months in new French oak. Still, there is plenty of remarkable Argentinian or Argentina white wine to be discovered, too. This episode of Wine 101 is sponsored by Alamos Wines. [6] Introduced to Argentina by French agricultural engineer Michel Pouget in 1868, Malbec is now widely planted in Argentina. The bottle made me seriously consider firing up the grill for a few steaks, even though it was snowing outside. That same level of excitement follows through to the powerful, generous palate, which boasts raspberry, blackberry, eucalyptus, Chinese five-spice, and tapenade, all resolving with a haunting, violet-flecked finish. Malbec is the dominant red varietal in Cahors where the Appellation Controlée regulations for Cahors require a minimum content of 70%. Well worth the money. Originally a Bordeaux grape, Malbec now makes up about half of Argentina’s wine exports. Between 1995 and 2003, plantings of Malbec in California increased from 404 hectares (1,000 acres) to more than 2,830 hectares (7000 acres). By 2000, there were slightly over 1,235 acres (500 hectares), with the Clare Valley and Langhorne Creek having the most significant amount. 12. The study concluded that there are distinct flavor and compositional differences in Malbec wines produced in Mendoza and California.[9]. Savory and concentrated, with charred vanilla pod, plum sauce, cigar humidor, and minerality to spare. [7], Seven Hills Winery planted the first vines of Malbec planted in Oregon state in the late 1990s in their Windrow vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. 85% Malbec and 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Introduced to Argentina by French agricultural engineer Michel Pouget in 1868, Malbec is now widely planted in Argentina. Medium. As newer clones become available, plantings of Malbec in Australia have increased slightly.[3]. Sappy, rich, and generous, with flowers and chocolate-covered Amarena cherries. It’s a remarkable value at under $15. Look for flavors of plum, Amarena cherry, high-cacao chocolate, and a balsamic note, especially on the floral finish. Our 22 Best Crock Pot and Slow-Cooker Recipes, Familia Schroeder Saurus Select Malbec 2015 Patagonia, Decero Remolinos Vineyard Malbec 2015 Agrelo, Mendoza, Pascual Toso Alta Malbec Barrancas Vineyards 2015 Mendoza, Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2014 Mendoza, Bianchi Malbec Particular 2014 San Rafael. The $115 price tag feels just about right. Decant a bottle now, and lay down another few to continue evolving for several years. 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. I tasted dozens and dozens (and then dozens more!) So much cut and definition on the nose, with eucalyptus aromas joined by berry fruit and plum of startling freshness. [28] In Washington state it is grown predominately in the Columbia Valley and the sub-AVAs of Walla Walla Valley, Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills and Yakima Valley. After Prohibition, the grape was a minor variety until it experienced a surge of interest as a component of "Meritage" Bordeaux-style blends in the mid-1990s. There were once 50,000 hectares planted with Malbec in Argentina; now there are 25,000 hectares in Mendoza alone, in addition to production in La Rioja, Salta, San Juan, Catamarca and Buenos Aires. of Malbecs in order to compile the list below. Still, as elsewhere in France, Malbec is losing acreage other varieties—most notably Cabernet Franc in the Loire. Central Valley'de yetişen Şili Malbec muadilinden daha tanenli olma eğilimindedir ve öncelikle Bordeaux tarzı karışımlarda kullanılır. In such cases, it is sometimes kept to a relatively low yield of about 6 tons per hectare. Trivento Reserve Malbec 75cl 75cl. Amancaya Reserve Red Blend 2015 Mendoza, Decidedly spicy on the nose, with dark berries, black cherry, and tobacco. [24][25][26][27], Prior to Prohibition in the United States, Malbec was a significant variety in California used mainly for blended bulk wine production. 85% Malbec, 10% Tannat and 5% Petit Verdot from the Finca Las Mercedes vineyard at 5,900 feet above sea level in Cafayete – Calchaqui Valley, Argentina. Embracing the authentic character of Argentina’s signature grapes, Alamos showcases the best of Mendoza and Salta. The country may be most famous for its Malbec (which is more or less synonymous with all Argentinian or Argentina red wine). Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2014 Mendoza. Concentrated, lively, and layered. As of 2003 there were over 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of Malbec in Argentina. Other regions with some plantings of Malbec include north Italy,[3] New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa, the Canadian regions of British Columbia and Ontario, Peru, Bolivia and Mexico, and Southern Indiana and Israeli wine in the Negev Teperberg 1870. The rise of Malbec from Argentina has been well-documented over the last decade-plus. 10 Argentina Malbec wines to try Argentina offers fantastic Malbecs across all price ranges, from price fighters to fine examples that show the potential of these wines. is a good example of an everyday malbec, with dark and intense juicy plums and cherries on the nose. [7], Other AVAs in the United States producing Malbec include the New York appellations of North Fork of Long Island and Finger Lakes; the Oregon appellations of Applegate Valley, Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Umpqua Valley and Willamette Valley; the Idaho appellation of the Snake River Valley; the Texas appellations of Texas High Plains and Texas Hill Country; the Virginia appellations of Monticello and North Fork of Roanoke; the North Carolina appellation of the Yadkin Valley; the Michigan appellations of the Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula; the New Jersey appellation of the Outer Coastal Plain and the high altitude, Colorado appellation of the Grand Valley. Decero Remolinos Vineyard Malbec 2015 Agrelo, Mendoza. In 2016 a budget-priced La Moneda Reserve Malbec from the UK supermarket chain Asda won the Platinum Best in Show prize in a blind tasting at the Decanter World Wine awards. Sixteen vineyards in California and twenty-six blocks in Mendoza were selected based on their uniformity and regional representativeness. [29], The grapevine was introduced to Australia in the 19th century and was mostly a bulk wine producing grape. Explore our range of Malbecs from across Argentina. Argentina has adopted Malbec as its national grape whereas the popularity and total plantings of Malbec in France has declined over the past century. A slow cooker can can take your comfort food to the next level. Bianchi Malbec Particular 2014 San Rafael. Sometimes used for red wine blends, the grapes are also used to make a luscious wine of the same name. 11. [8] Malbec grown in Washington state tends to be characterized by dark fruit notes and herbal aromas. There’s a minerality to the mixed berries, wild strawberry, cedar, and current, all of it resolving on a gorgeous note of violets. You can expect a … Transporting aromas of plum pudding, cafe mocha, cigar humidor, leather, and a hint of smoke all precede a wonderfully balanced palate with both power and freshness. By 1968, plantings in the Libournais were down to 4,900 hectares (12,100 acres) and fell further to 1,400 hectares (3,460 acres) by 2000. Argentina, after all, is a country with significant changes in altitude and soil composition from one region or sub-zone to the next. As a wine that is fairly available across the country, D.O.T. Here are 10 of the top Malbecs our tasting teams have picked out in recent times [7] The varietal is sensitive to frost and has a propensity for shattering or coulure. Looking to amp up your beef stew but unsure where to start? Argentina's winemakers have dialed back the alcohol and the oak, and there’s greatness to be found in their Malbec. Courtesy of Bodega Del Río Elorza, Credit: Too high a yield, as was the circumstance in Argentina until recently[when?] [10] During the economic turmoil of the 20th century, some plantings of Malbec were pulled out to make way for the jug wine producing varieties of Criolla Grande and Cereza. [7], Other regions in California with some plantings of Malbec include Livermore Valley, Atlas Peak, Carmel Valley, Los Carneros, Ramona Valley, Central Coast, Red Hills Lake County, Chalk Hill, Clear Lake, Diamond Mountain District, Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Rutherford, El Dorado, San Lucas, Santa Clara Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Howell Mountain, Sierra Foothills, Knights Valley, Spring Mountain District, St. Helena, Lodi, Stags Leap District, Madera, Suisun Valley, Temecula Valley, Monterey, Mount Veeder, North Coast, Oak Knoll District, this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. What's Malbec? Offer. It’s all so fresh, your breath may smell better after drinking this—when’s the last time that happened? Another excellent value. In very warm regions of Argentina and Australia, the acidity of the wine may be too low which can cause a wine to taste flabby and weak. Malbec from Argentina has been one of the hottest product categories in the U.S. wine market is the past few years. The most exciting region in the world for Malbec is Mendoza in Argentina. Filter. And, of course, enjoying alongside a steak or a burger. Ripe & Bold. [13][14][15][16], Argentine vintner Nicolás Catena Zapata has been widely credited for elevating the status of Argentine Malbec and the Mendoza region through serious experimentation into the effects of high altitude. [11] Argentine Malbec wine is characterized by its deep color and intense fruity flavors with a velvety texture. due to their heavy use of flood irrigation, produces wines that are more simplistic and lacking in flavor. ABV 13%. The region accounts for three-quarters of the global acreage of Malbec. Add Calvet Malbec Reserve Red Wine 75Cl Add add Calvet Malbec Reserve Red Wine 75Cl to basket Most Wanted Malbec 75Cl Save £2.00 Was £7.50 Now … 1. £6 £8.50 £6.00 per 75cl. While the appearance of Californian varietal Malbec is increasing, the grape is still most widely used for blending. We challenged our buyers to find a wine which was great value - and great quality. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. Additionally, there are some plantings in Missouri and Georgia outside of federally delineated appellations. Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers. But today’s Malbec (like Maradona) is a lucky survivor of Argentina’s booms and busts – a lot of Malbec was grubbed up during the market swings and swirls. Malbec is the dominant red varietal in Cahors where the Appellation Controlée regulations for Cahors require a minimum content of 70%. Alamos Malbec captures the spirit and terroir of Argentina’s signature variety. The Catena family began making wine in Mendoza in 1902. Chile has about 6,000 hectares planted, France 5,300 hectares, and in the cooler regions of California just 45 hectares. [4] Other wine regions use the grape to produce Bordeaux-style blends. £7.25 £7.25 per 75cl. However, there’s more to Malbec than just value. This complex red wine pairs beautifully with a wide range of cuisine and is … Grown throughout the Central Valley, Chilean Malbec tends to be more tannic than its counterpart and is used primarily in Bordeaux-style blends. Mendoza, Argentina. ARGENTINA. Traslapiedra’s 2018 Malbec is a stellar example of a no-intervention, new-wave Argentine wine that almost falls under the “natural” umbrella. With tarragon-flecked cherry and red raspberry aromas, and copious cherry flavors zipped up with mineral and herb, it’s an easy purchase if you see a bottle. [3] When it is not afflicted with these various ailments, particularly coulure, it does have the potential to produce high yields. This was due, in part, to its vulnerabilities to so many different vine ailments (coulure, downy mildew, frost). A top-drawer Argentine Malbec at an everyday price. The grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop. Since the turn of the 21st century, several wineries have been experimenting with 100% varietal Malbec as well as using the variety in Meritage blends. On Offer. Sample submitted for review. It's a smooth, full-bodied red wine that offers great value. Mysterious forest floor aromas, with just-fallen leaves alongside minty notes of eucalyptus and wild berries, all turning to generous flavors of sweet cherry, wild strawberry, and spice. Alzar Malbec 75cl 75cl. 18. No matter what your budget, they are all worth considering. At under $15, this is a gulpable no-brainer. [6], As a varietal, Malbec creates a rather inky red (or violet), intense wine, so it is also commonly used in blends, such as with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create the red French Bordeaux claret blend. While Malbec is the name most commonly known to wine drinkers, Galet suggest that Côt was most likely the grape variety's original name and the frequent appearance of Auxerrois as a synonym suggests the northern reaches of Burgundy as being the possible home of the varietal. [13][17][18][19] In 1994, he was the first to plant a Malbec vineyard at almost 1500 m (5,000 feet) elevation in the Gualtallary sub-district of Tupungato, the Adrianna Vineyard. [7], The success of Malbec led some producers in Chile to try their hand at the varietal. Pascual Toso Alta Malbec Barrancas Vineyards 2015 Mendoza. Courtesy of Bodega Septima, Credit: The fresh finish is exotic with incense and flowers. It gives full bodied wines with medium or high levels of tannin which can make some suitable for ageing. A wine merchant once let me into a secret about ordering from an unfamiliar wine list: go for the Rioja or the Malbec, and you can’t go wrong.Malbec is one of the very few grape varieties, like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, that has become a brand name familiar to non-wine buffs. By the mid to late 20th century, many acres of Malbec were uprooted and planted with different varieties. Notable Malbec Wine regions. [5] It ripens mid-season and can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component which adds complexity to claret blends. Grown at high-level altitudes, our Malbec offers layers of dark cherry and blackberry with a velvety mouthfeel. Courtesy of Bodega Luigi Bosca, Credit: From Mendoza to Patagonia and even further afield, Argentina is a diverse, exciting wine-producing country. All Rights Reserved. View: On Offer. Malbec seems to be able to produce well in a variety of soil types but in the limestone based soils of Cahors it seems to produce its most dark and tannic manifestation. Our flagship wine, the rich Argentinian Malbec… A fulll bodied wine with medium or high levels of tannin which can make some deliscious tasting wine Jasmine, violets, cigars, chocolate ganache, and blackberry liqueur mark the ambrosial nose of this beauty, and prime the palate for a wave of cassis, sacher torte, and cafe mocha. Our wines are grown in the shadow of the Andes Mountains at elevations of 3,000 to 10,000 feet, where intense sunlight, cool evening temperatures and Outside of Cahors, Malbec is still found in small amounts as a permitted variety in the AOCs of Bergerac, Buzet, Côtes de Duras, Côtes du Marmandais, Fronton and Pécharmant. [8], A comparative research study conducted by the Catena Institute of Wine and University of California, Davis, examined the difference between the phenolic composition of Malbec wines from California, USA, and Mendoza, Argentina. Crunchy minerality cuts through the lush structure here, and the tension between spicy plum pudding, toasty vanilla, chocolate, and kirsch is stunning. [3], Though the grape was historically a major planting in Bordeaux, providing color and fruit to its blends, in the 20th century it started to lose ground to Merlot and Cabernet Franc. In recent times, however, the popularity of the variety has been steadily declining with a 2000 census reporting only 15,000 acres (6,100 hectares) of the vine, which are mostly consigned to the southwestern part of the country. [3] Due to similarities in synonyms, Malbec is often confused with other varieties of grape. Malbec'in başarısı Şili'deki bazı üreticilerin çeşidi denemesine yol açtı. Yorkville Highlands, Oakville, Paicines, Clements Hills, Fair Play, Willow Creek, North Yuba, and Yountville. [3], Other common synonyms for Malbec include Agreste, Auxerrois, Auxerrois De Laquenexy, Auxerrois Des Moines De Picpus, Auxerrois Du Mans, Balouzat, Beran, Blanc De Kienzheim, Cahors, Calarin, Cauli, Costa Rosa, Côt, Cot A Queue Verte, Cotes Rouges, Doux Noir, Estrangey, Gourdaux, Grelot De Tours, Grifforin, Guillan, Hourcat, Jacobain, Luckens, Magret, Malbek, Medoc Noir, Mouranne, Navarien, Negre De Prechac, Negrera, Noir De Chartres, Noir De Pressac, Noir Doux, Nyar De Presak, Parde, Périgord, Pied De Perdrix, Pied Noir, Pied Rouge, Pied Rouget, Piperdy, Plant D'Arles, Plant De Meraou, Plant du Lot, Plant Du Roi, Prechat, Pressac, Prunieral, Quercy, Queue Rouge, Quille De Coy, Romieu, Teinturin, Terranis, Vesparo. Argentina Malbec grape variety for premium red wines. Offer. As usual, Susana Balbo comes through with a fairly priced winner. Avior Malbec 2018, Argentina Rate this wine + More Details. The particular clones planted in Australia were of poor quality and highly susceptible to coulure, frost and downy mildew. Argentina’s most highly rated Malbec wines originate from Mendoza’s high altitude wine regions of Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Rich and alluring, and a great wine to transition from the steak to the cheese course. [30], Phenolic Composition of Malbec: A Comparative Study of Research-Scale Wines between Argentina and the United States, Pierre-Antoine Rovani's Wine Personalities of the Year, Nicolás Catena honoured as Decanter Man of the Year, "The Might of Mendoza: the romantic tale behind Argentina's booming malbec grape", This £4.37 Asda red wine has been named best in show by industry experts, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Malbec&oldid=995937716, All articles with vague or ambiguous time, Vague or ambiguous time from October 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 17:51. What is Malbec Wine? Offer price £6, was £8.50. Buy 2 for £10. Hard to believe this is around $10 a bottle: Rarely does a wine so inexpensive show such complexity. [7] Malbec is also grown in Washington State, the Rogue and Umpqua regions of Oregon, the Grand Valley AVA of Colorado, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, British Columbia, the Long Island AVA of New York, Oregon, southern Bolivia, Peru, northeastern Italy and recently in Texas and southern Ontario, Virginia, and in the Baja California region of Mexico. While Malbec has since become a popular component of New World meritages or Bordeaux blends, and although it is still a permitted variety in all major wine regions of Bordeaux, its presence in Bordeaux has dwindled; the only significant plantings are in the regions of the Côtes-de-Bourg, Blaye and Entre-Deux-Mers. A bit sweeter in style than expected, but it carries that richness beautifully. Courtesy of Bodega Norton, Credit: 13. Impossible - or is it? It was a fascinating, delicious exercise, and the result of that teeth-staining work is a collection of 25 standouts that, from just over $10 to nearly $150 a bottle, represent exactly why these wines are so exciting to explore right now. In Bordeaux, where the variety first gained attention, it was known under the synonym Pressac. Silky and lively, with flavors of black cherry liqueur, black raspberry, tobacco, and spice, all lifted by a subtle herbal hint. The exceptional wines of Alamos epitomize the adventurous spirit of Argentina’s high-altitude winegrowing. Savory, complex, and layered. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. In Argentina, Malbec becomes softer with a plusher texture and riper tannins. Its stronghold remains Cahors where Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) regulations stipulates that Malbec must compose at least 70% of the blend, with Merlot and Tannat rounding out the remaining percentage. The finish is long and gently floral. From value-priced wines to bottles that are worth saving for, and from fruity, gulpable Malbecs to more structured ones that require time to come into their own, the totality of these wines is wildly exciting. [20][21][22][23], High-altitude Mendoza has attracted many notable foreign winemakers, such as Paul Hobbs, Michel Rolland, Herve Joyaux-Fabre, Roberto Cipresso and Alberto Antonini. [1] In Cahors, the Malbec grape is referred to as Auxerrois or Côt Noir; this is sometimes confused with Auxerrois blanc, which is an entirely different variety. Wine & Champagne; Red Wine; Argentina; Malbec; Back Malbec (19) 19 products. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal. The result of this is a stunning mosaic of Malbec options; the claim that there is a quintessential style of Argentinian Malbec is just plain wrong. [13][14] Today, there are several Malbecs from the region scoring over 95 points in Wine Spectator and Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate. From Mendoza , the heart of Argentina’s wine country, up north to San Juan and Salta , … Floral, concentrated, and savory, with a delicious gamey edge to the black cherry, mountain berries, green olive, and mineral notes. [1], A popular but unconfirmed theory claims that Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who first spread the grape variety throughout France. So well-defined, with moderately spicy cherry conserve, floral peppercorn, and minerality. Whether you're drinking for Malbec World Day or just looking for a solid bottle to pair with dinner, these wines won't do you wrong. Argentine Malbec has grip, depth, concentration, and an irresistibly velvety texture. [1] Oz Clarke describes Cahors' Malbec as dark purple in color with aromas of damsons, tobacco, garlic, and raisin. The Malbec of the Cahors region is much more tannic with more phenolic compounds that contribute to its dark color. Bring on the barbecue! [3], Argentina's most highly rated Malbec wines originate from Mendoza's high altitude wine regions of Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Custom-made, I think, for braised short ribs. Clean, lively, and bright, with shimmering purple berry fruit, blueberry, a touch of fresh spearmint, and tobacco. Add to trolley. These Districts are located in the foothills of the Andes mountains between 850 and 1,520 m (2,800 and 5,000 ft) elevation. Some of the world's best Malbec is from Argentina. 25. The grape was first introduced to the region in the mid 19th century when provincial governor Domingo Faustino Sarmiento instructed the French agronomist Michel Pouget to bring grapevine cuttings from France to Argentina. [4], The Malbec grape is a thin-skinned grape and needs more sun and heat than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to mature. Spice, flowers, cherry, and black raspberry aromas precede a fascinating palate marked by those same fruits and anchored by star anise, earth, and leather. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. Alamos Malbec. [28], The French ampelographer Pierre Galet has documented over a thousand different synonyms for Malbec, stemming in part from its peak period when it was growing in 30 different departments of France. The Amalaya Malbec has an SRP of $17 and is available for as low as $10. [6], Malbec is very susceptible to various grape diseases and viticultural hazards—most notably frost, coulure, downey mildew, and rot— but the development of new clones and vineyard management techniques have helped control some of these potential problems. 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