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Malbec

Originally known as Cot, this grape has taken a multitude of names, the main one being Malbec. It produces rich, full-bodied wine with great structure and depth. Once widely planted throughout France (particularly Bordeaux), this small black grape has recently lost its popularity to Merlot.

Due to issues with susceptability to frost, downy mildew and other rots, Malbec has begun to be prominent in the New World wines of South America (especially Argentina), where the climatic conditions attenuate the likelihood of afflictions of a kind harming the variety's honour in France.

Originally known as Cot, this grape has taken a multitude of names, the main one being Malbec. It produces rich, full-bodied wine with great structure and depth. Once widely planted throughout France (particularly Bordeaux), this small black grape has recently lost its popularity to Merlot.

Due to issues with susceptability to frost, downy mildew and other rots, Malbec has begun to be prominent in... read more.

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Key Regions

The Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Argentina and California.

Colour and Flavours

Typical aromas of blackberry and black cherry fruit. It can produce young wines of good value, but equally well it can make elegant and soft wines when it is allowed to mature. When young, it is very potent indeed, with powerful flavours and strong tannins. The colour remains a deep red.

Synonyms

Côt or Cot; Auxerrois (in Cahors) and Pressac (Bordeaux Right Bank name).

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  1. San Carlos Malbec, Colchahua Valley

    San Carlos Malbec, Colchahua Valley, 2015 75cl

    This wine is an intense, dark ruby-red colour. The nose is fresh and fruity with notes of ripe tart fruits such as plums and cherries along with spicy notes that lend complexity. The palate has great structure accompanied by fresh natural acidity that lends balance and silkiness without losing the personality of flavours. 

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