Malbec

Malbec also called Auxerrois or Côt Noir in Cahors, and Pressac in other places, the grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop. The Malbec was replanted and continued to be popular in that area where it was mixed with Merlot and Tannat to make dark, full-bodied wines, and more recently has been made into 100% Malbec varietal wines.

Wine expert Jancis Robinson describes the French style of Malbec common in the Libournais (Bordeaux region) as a "rustic" version of Merlot, softer in tannins and lower in acidity with blackberry fruit in its youth.  Oz Clarke describes Cahors' Malbec as dark purple in colour with aromas of damsons, tobacco, garlic, and raisin. In Argentina, Malbec becomes softer with a plusher texture and riper tannins. The wines tend to have juicy fruit notes with violet aromas.

Gouguenheim Flores Del Valle Blue Melosa 2014
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Flores Del Valle Blue Melosa 2014
Gouguenheim Flores del Valle Blue Melosa Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2014     Grape variety, 100% Malbec with 12 Months in first oak barrels followed by at least 12 months in bottle before release.     Dark ruby colour,...
£16.00
Gouguenheim Malbec 2018
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec 2018
Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2018  100% Malbec with 4 months in French Oak  Bright red with big cherry and plum flavours with a classic Malbec bite to the finish. Well balanced acidity and a long finish. Good structure with...
£9.90
Las Pampas Malbec 2018
Las Pampas
Las Pampas Malbec 2018
Las Pampas Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2018   100% Malbec  A rich Malbec with violet aromas and lovely damson and plum fruits on the palate with notes of cherries and red summer berries. Soft tannins with a subtle hint of underlying...
£8.75