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P15 Malbec Patagonia Argentina 2022£10.79 Mix 12£11.99 list priceSave £1.20
Familia Gascon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2022£10.79 Mix 12£11.99 list priceSave £1.20
Bodega Escorihuela Gascón ORGANIC vineyard Malbec, Valle de Uco, Argentina 2021£17.99 Mix 12£19.99 list priceSave £2.00
Bodega Escorihuela Gascón Gran Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2020£19.79 Mix 12£21.99 list priceSave £2.20
Bodega Escorihuela Gascon MEG, Valle de Uco, Argentina 2019£32.39 Mix 12£35.99 list priceSave £3.60
Bodega Escorihuela Gascon, The Presidents Blend, Valle de Uco, Argentina 2020£35.99 Mix 12£39.99 list priceSave £4.00
Tell me more about Malbec
Malbec grapes are dark in colour, and need lots of sunshine and a dry climate in order to thrive. Although saying this, these grapes express terroir well, which is why a wine made in France tastes entirely different to that of one made in Argentina, for example.
Malbec wine is high in alcohol, around the same amount as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. It is well-known for its fruity, sweet jam-like taste. Tasting notes can include dark fruits, coffee, leather and even black pepper. It’s a versatile wine that goes well with a variety of dishes, such as lean red meat, charcuterie and cheeses such as Gouda or Manchego.
Where is Malbec grown?
Although you may associate Argentina with Malbec, France is actually its homeland. This inky dark grape is grown in a number of countries across the world.
Argentina: Malbec grapes were first introduced to Argentina in the 1800s, and it’s now the most widely planted grape in the country. It is primarily produced in three different Argentinian regions: Mendoza, San Juan and Salta.
France: The homeland of Malbec, it is one of the six grapes allowed for the famous Bordeaux blend wine. It is mainly grown in South-East Bordeaux and the Loire Valley.
United States: Malbec gained popularity in the US in the mid 1990s, where it was used in Bordeaux style blends. The main states where itis produced are California, Washington and Oregon.
Chile: The success of Argentinian Malbec inspired neighbouring country Chile to start growing its own grapes. In Chile, it is mostly used for Bordeaux style blends and is grown in the regions of Colchagua, Curicó, and Cachapoal.
What kind of Malbec does Fine Wines Direct UK offer?
Here are just a few of the delightful Malbecs we have available to buy at Fine Wines Direct UK.
Familia Gascon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2021
This wine is a beautiful bright violet red with medium depth. A deliciously fruit-forward Malbec, enjoy aromas of fresh plums, blueberries and cherries. It has had a subtle contact with oak which offers notes of vanilla and cocoa. This wine is excellent on its own or paired with grilled meat or pasta.
P15 Malbec Patagonia Argentina 2020
A stunning intense purple, this Malbec has a nose of morello cherries, ripe plums and a subtle hint of violets. The palate has a decent weight and intense fruit, smooth tannins and a good acidity. Great on its own or with a nice rare grilled barbecue steak – delicious!
Bodega Escorihuela Gascón ORGANIC vineyard Malbec, Valle de Uco, Argentina 2020
A fine wine that’s fruit forward with earthy notes. On the nose it has aromas of red and black fruits including plums, black cherries, blueberries and blackberries. These aromas are complemented by notes of violets, aromatic herbs and balsamic herbs that define the character of this high altitude, cool climate Malbec. Try it on its own or pair it with red grilled meats, hard cheeses or cold cuts.
Why buy from Fine Wines Direct UK?
We’re poles apart from other wine companies. We work hard to source only the best wines from around the world, from Uruguay to Australia and everywhere in between. Whether you’re looking for a nice table wine for Sunday dinner or a bottle of bubbles for a special someone, we will have the right one for you.
We have built a team of experts who have a combined century of experience in the wine industry, so it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about wine. You can visit us at our shop in Cardiff and we will be happy to help you pick out a bottle of something delicious.
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If you’re not local to South Wales, we also offer quick and convenient home delivery across the UK. If you’re looking for a gift for a friend or colleague, we also offer an excellent corporate gift service – our exquisite range of gifts can be perfectly packaged in presentation cases for delivery. We can also host bespoke wine tasting events, which make for a great team building experience or evening out. Find out more about the services we offer by getting in touch.