Hands down, Argentine Malbec is one of our most popular reds. So our expert, Beth Willard, really took her time when tracking down this ‘Essential’ example. It had to deliver on all the hallmarks that make Argentine Malbec such a big favorite. Buttersmooth texture? Check. Waves of ripe, smoky black fruit? Check and check. She made a few phone calls, then a few in-person visits to some of her best contacts in Mendoza. You’re now enjoying the fruits of her labors, which was carefully crafted with fruit grown in the premium Maipú district.
“Malbec has become a fashionable grape to work with, thanks in large part to the popularity of Argentina’s plush and vivid versions” (Wine Spectator). Back home in France, it was once more common in Bordeaux than Cabernet. In southwest France, it makes dark and very tannic reds (aka, the ‘black wines’ of Cahors). In Argentina, bright sunshine and high altitude ripen those tannins to perfection, and help make Argentine Malbec an ultimate steak wine.