May 29 2018
Malbec is a very ancient red vine, which has various names: Malbec in Bordeaux, Auxerrois in Cahors, Red Cluster in the Médoc, Red Coast in Lot-et-Garonne, Cot in the Loire, etc. It travelled a lot, indeed it is already present in France in many designations of protected origin such as AOC Médoc, Graves, Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Malepère and is also settling down in Argentina and in Chile. The main vineyards in which we can find it in France are the Southwest, the Loire Valley and the South of France, mainly in the Aude department.
The Malbec is recognizable by its medium-sized clusters and bays, with a tender, juicy and sweet flesh.
It gives very fruity and colored wines, with strong tannins. Wines made from Malbec grape have thus generally a good aging potential. It gives powerful and perfumed wines, with aromas of cedar wood, black fruits, dried fruits or spices etc. Floral notes of violet and jasmine complete the tasting of the Malbec.