Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety native to south-western France (specifically the area around Cahors), but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina. Through its success in the vineyards of Mendoza, in a few short decades Malbec has shot from relative obscurity to international fame, simultaneously bringing new-found attention and respect to Argentina as a wine-producing nation.
Malbec typically ripens midway through the growing season and produces small, intensely colored grapes. As it is so sensitive to its growing environment, the level of ripeness has a considerable effect on the structure of the eventual wine. Broadly speaking, French Malbec tends to be more meaty, rustic and tannic, while examples from Argentina seem to be uniformly rich, ripe, jammy and juicy. On both sides of the Atlantic, Malbec wines are generally aged in oak to enhance the wine’s structure and aging potential.
Navarra Correas Los Arboles Gran Malbec 2 x 75cl Bottles
Chateau Haut Serre Cahors Malbec 2 x 75cl Bottles Cahors, France ***April 17th 2018 - Named As French Winery of the Year at the Berlin Wine Awards*** *** Silver Medal at the International Wine Challenge ***
Piedra Negra Reserve Malbec 2 x 75cl Bottles
Mendoza, Argentina In the 90’s the Malbec just recovered by the Argentineans was trying to get its “lettres de noblesse”. The brothers decided as Bordeaux specialists of producing fine wines to try to show how Malbec can develop complex but easy drinking, supple and elegant wines. This is done by avoiding over-extraction and over-ripeness which were often the case at this time. This is how Piedra Negra Malbec was born, sourcing grapes not only from their own vineyard but also from very old vineyards all along the Andes from Tupungato to La Consulta.
In 1999 they produced their first “Piedra Negra” (named after the black foothills of the Andes). Even from the first vintage it was all they hoped it would be, complex, fine and elegant with a purity of flavour. Today this wine has become one of the world’s benchmark Malbecs.
Collection Privada Malbec 2 x 75cl Bottles
*** Silver Medal at the Feminalise Challenge *** An intense purple colour red wine with distinct aromas of cherries and spices, very typical from this variety. It is perceived in the mouth with a marked fruit intensity and a smooth texture that envelopes the palate. Balanced and matured tannins are perceived as a result of the three-month ageing in French and American oak casks. This varietal shows great typicity and modern profile, velvety, elegant, with a good structure and volume.
Man Meets Mountain Malbec 2 x 75cl Bottles Mendoza, Argentina
Los Moras Reserva Malbec - Malbec 2 x 75cl Bottles
Mixed Case Price: €209.00
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Average RRP: €17.50 - Average Mixed Case Price €14.50 per bottle