If you’re familiar with this particular red wine, you may know the basics. It’s a red wine known for its red fruit flavors and smoky finish. While originally from France, it found a new home in Argentina. And it’s usually a little cheaper than Cab Sauvignon.
But there’s so much more to know about this grape, and we’re taking advantage of World Malbec Day to throw some fun facts around.
- When it first game around, it was mostly used as a blending grape in Bordeaux.
- The four fruits you’ll taste most often are blackberry, black cherry, raspberry and plum. You may also notice some vanilla and tobacco.
- Of all the Malbec wines in the world, three quarters come from Argentina. That’s because the thin-skinned grape does particularly well in that climate.
- Pair with lean red meat, dark poultry, funky cheeses and earthy veggies and spices.
And don’t forget to check our two favorites: The Seeker and Alamos. Celebrate World Malbec Day with pickup or delivery.