Wine & Other Stories

Malbec: Two Argentine wines not to be missed

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Cover Image- Bodega La Rosa- Grupo Peñaflor

Hailing from southwestern France, the Malbec grape—Cot Rouge or Auxerrois as it is known in France, where it originates from—arrived in the New World in the mid-1800s.
In the New World, the vine finds the ideal environment between Chile (where it is called Cot) and Argentina, in particular in the Mendoza region. In reality, the vine arrives first in Chile and it is precisely there that the future Argentine president, Domingo Sarmiento, discovers Malbec and asks the agronomist Frances Pouget to apply the same Chilean method, including the Malbec strain.
For a long time, this vine has been used as an improving variety. Its characteristics were appreciated by the Argentine settlers who arrived at the end of the 19th century. They were the ones who exported and consolidated the fame of Malbec.
Argentine Malbec has an intense color, whose aroma refers to fruits such as plums, cherries and strawberries. The vine, which greatly appreciates the heat while being sensitive to extreme cold, is also grown in New Zealand, South Africa, Bolivia and Australia.

"El Monstruo" Malbec-Bonarda 2017 - Boutinot

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El Monstruo Malbec-Bonarda 2017, by the Boutinot winery is produced with 80% Malbec and 20% Bonarda. The vinification takes place in steel, with maceration at a controlled temperature of 26°-30°C, for about 15 days. Once the alcoholic fermentation has been completed, the wine is transferred to another steel vessel for the subsequent malolactic fermentation. Suggested for the broad and well-defined spectrum of perfumes. The floral scents are accompanied by intense aromas of ripe fruit, with a finish of sweet spices such as cinnamon and vanilla. For the full review click here.

Hereford Malbec 2021 - Bodega La Rosa

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Hereford Malbec 2021 by the Bodega La Rosa company is produced with 100% Malbec grape (D.O. Mendoza). Appreciated for the soft sip, with a pleasant and well-smooth tannic texture. Good taste-olfactory persistence with a small ripe fruit aftertaste. For the full review click here.

About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Writer, book author and magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in the most popular International magazines.
Digital Content Manager and Communication Manager at "The Wolf Post", since the birth of the platform.

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