Learn about Malbec

Delicious Malbec

Delicious Malbec

Learn about Malbec

Malbec is the flagship grape of Argentina, but the grape originated in France. Malbec is one of the five red Bordeaux grapes. In Argentina, the grape thrives in the area of Mendoza. A wide range of wineries in Argentina produce a value-priced Malbec in the $10-to-$20 dollar range. Malbec from Argentina is one of the true wine values for the wine bargain consumer. The price to quality ratio is very high.

Character of Malbec

Malbec wines are medium-to-heavy bodied with a dark color and flavors of black cherry, strawberry and plum. Tannins tend to be soft. Several California wineries produce a 100% Malbec, but it is far different from Argentina’s Malbec. It is bigger in body and bigger in price.

Under $20 Malbec wines we like

Foods we like with Malbec

Malbec grapes - Tapiz Winery in Mendoza

Malbec grapes – Tapiz Winery in Mendoza