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.

Uvas del Sol Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
Uvas del Sol
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2018
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina  Grape variety, Malbec 100%  Soft and pleasant Argentinian Malbec, rich and juicy with a lovely soft finish.   Intense red colour with purple hues, fruity aromas reminiscent of ripe red...
£8.75
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Uvas del Sol
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2017
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina  100% Malbec handpicked with 10 months in oak.  This classic Malbec is dark violet with blue hues. On the nose it has typical Malbec aromas reminiscent of ripe red and black...
£10.25