Malbec’s history actually starts in Bordeaux, where it is frequently blended. While malbec can make phenomenally rich, soft wines with significant structure and grip, it has never really shown this promise in France. At some point, malbec was brought over to Argentina, where it is now one of the primary growing regions for the varietal. The Mendoza region in Argentina routinely puts out some of the finest examples of malbec in the world.
In it’s youth, malbec can show moderate tannins, low acid, and blackberry and plum. As it ages, it can also demonstrate a spiciness, along with tobacco, raisin, and intense fruit.
Style: Primarily dry, oaked. Frequently blended in France.
Notable Growing Locations: Argentina: Mendoza, France: Bordeaux / Cahors