Grape Vari­ety: Malbec

Geog­ra­phy: Grown in France, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Madeira, Por­tu­gal, Spain, Switzer­land and the USA.

Viti­cul­ture: Thrives well in the well irri­gated sandy soils and warm cli­mate of Trapiche in Argentina.

Varietal/Blend: Famous for qual­ity and its use in some Bor­deaux clarets.

Fla­vor & Char­ac­ter: Good color depth. Juicy, fruity and plummy flavors.

Vini­fi­ca­tion: Mod­ern vini­fi­ca­tion tech­niques, intro­duced in recent years, into the winer­ies of South Amer­ica are respon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing some excel­lent qual­ity rich, earthy wines.

Style: Smooth rich and elegant.

Body, Dry/Sweet: Soft, yet robust, intense and full bodied.

Notes: Mal­bec is prob­a­bly Argentina’s best grape variety.