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.

Finca del Alta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2019
Finca del Alta
Finca del Alta Malbec 2019
Finca del Alta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2019  100% Malbec with a touch of oak.  This wine is an attractive deep garnet colour with aromas of red cherries and hints of blackberries on the nose. A great value Malbec for enjoying with...
£8.49