What is Malbec?

Malbec is one of the most popular red grape varieties in the world. It is full of spicy red berry flavors.

Malbec is found in France and widely grown in Argentina, where it makes deep-colored wines with powerful robust tannins. It needs more sun and heat than Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot red grape varieties to grow.

The Malbec grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost in that year killed off 75% of the crop. But today, Argentina dominates the market by producing the famous Malbec red wine grapes.

In the market, Malbec wines are commonly affordable and easy to drink. And they are also known as crowd-pleasers.

The Difference Between French Malbec and Argentina Malbec

A Malbec from Argentina tends to be plummy and fruit-forward, with a velvety soft texture. In France, Malbec tends to have more structure, firmer tannins, and an inky dark, brooding quality.

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