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Malbec wines are beloved around the world for their rich, deep flavours and smooth finish. If you're a wine enthusiast or just curious, World Malbec Day is the perfect occasion to savour a glass of Malbec with a fellow wine enthusiast!

The Malbec grape is known for its deep color and robust tannins, and originated in the Bordeaux region of France. Historically used as a blending grape in Bordeaux wines, Malbec has since experienced a renaissance in the sun-drenched hills of Argentina where it has become the star of the show, producing some of the most sought-after single-varietal wines in the world.


The Malbec grape boasts a thick skin which lends itself to the rich, violet hues characteristic of the wine it produces. Known for its resilience, Malbec thrives in warm, dry climates, with Argentina’s Mendoza region providing the perfect backdrop for this varietal to flourish.

When savouring a glass of Malbec, expect a complex bouquet of aromas and flavors. Common notes include:

  • Fruits: Blackberry, plum, and red fruit compote
  • Spices: Vanilla, tobacco, and cocoa
  • Floral and Earthy tones: Violets and leather

These nuanced flavors are accompanied by a full body and moderate acidity that make Malbec wines both distinctive and delightful to the palate.

Food Matches

Full-bodied with a robust structure, Malbec generally pairs well with red meats, barbeque, hearty stews & strong cheeses which make it a great wine to take, well, pretty much anywhere!

  • Grilled Meats: The smokey quality of barbecued steak harmonizes beautifully with Malbec’s robust profile.
  • Hearty Stews: A savory stew with root vegetables can match the weight and complexity of the wine.
  • Strong Cheeses: Pair a glass with aged cheddar or gorgonzola for a delightful contrast.

Wine aficionados seek out Malbec for its ability to complement a wide range of dishes, making it a versatile choice for any dining occasion.

Malbec continues to capture the hearts of wine lovers around the globe. Whether you're unwinding after a long day or hosting a dinner party, Malbec stands out as a varietal that promises depth, character, and conviviality in every glass.