Add These Versatile Malbec Wines Of Argentina To Your End Of The Day Glass List
Malbec, the full-bodied red wine that is often requested in bars and restaurants has become one of the most popular categories of wine in the US. The grape, originally from the southwest of France, has leaped to the highest fame in Argentina. Known for its plump, dark fruit flavors, smoky finish, and affordability, this easy-drinking and versatile wine can be enjoyed on its own, chilled, or in a cocktail. We like to consider Malbec wine as the blissful at home pour on a weekday night, after a long day. So, on Malbec World Day we wanted to share a selection of unique Malbec wines of Argentina to grab on your next bottle run.
Argentina’s wine regions encompass high desserts. With high altitudes, vines are so far up that on most days there are not enough clouds to shield the grapes from the sun. Conversely, high vineyards with extreme altitudes produce temperatures cold enough to counteract the intense solar exposure. As a result, the wines are unique with pure flavor and vibrancy.
Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2018
Composed of 100% Malbec blended from the vineyards in the Uco Valley region of Mendoza, the 35-year-old vines produces red and black fresh fruit flavors with a sweet texture and character. The mouthfeel is rich, with raspberries and blueberries, spice notes and a touch of mocha.
Cantena Malbec 2018
Produced by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, Catena Malbec comes from 100% estate-grown fruit that is blended from several of the family’s high-altitude vineyards. This wine illustrates deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits, with violet and lavender notes, along with traces of vanilla and mocha. Highlighted by flavors of blueberries, blackberries, leather and cinnamon, the wine has a bright acidity and a lengthy finish.
High Note Malbec 2019
With grapes sourced from five vineyards, ranging in elevation, High Note Malbec yields an unmatched wine. From the Vista Flores vineyard producing flavors of spice, and red fruits, and The La Consulta vineyard adding black fruit, to the Altamira vineyard’s notes of violets. The Eugenio Bustos vineyard’s floral notes, and the Gualtallary vineyard, at the highest altitude, produces deep purple black fruit notes.