Malbec thrives in high-altitude vineyards due to its receptiveness to terroir, needing more heat to ripen than Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.
Best Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina - ideal for warm climates. Also grown in Australia, New Zealand, France, and finding a home in California.
Malbec: French origin, faced challenges - disease, frost, marketability. Argentina popularized it, now French winemakers embrace it too. Underdog story!
Bordeaux blend: Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot. Malbec appears in Meritage (CA) and Aus/NZ blends with Merlot. Not a typical blending grape.
Malbec: Juicy, fruit-forward with a smooth, chocolatey finish & hints of coffee/cacao from oak aging. Perfect with Tiramisu dessert.
Malbec's deep purple color & inky quality come from anthocyanin-rich grapes, earning it the name 'Black Wine' for Cohors production.
During Prohibition, Malbec's cheap and easy production led to its popularity today as a go-to wine variety. #ProhibitionMalbec