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  Malbec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malbec is a fl, mellow grape variety originally grown in France, in the Loire Valley and Cahors.
However, Malbec continued to be popular in Cahors where it was mixed with Merlot and Tannat to make dark, full-bodied wines, and more recently has been made into 100% malbec wines there.
Malbec is widely planted in Argentina producing a softer, less-tannic driven variety than the wines of Cahors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malbec   (309 words)

  
 Malbec: Old Grape, New Continent
One of the factors contributing to the decline of malbec in the old world is its nomenclature: malbec is called by so many different names in France that its names have come to mean almost nothing there.
Malbec is still there, but it is a memory, while the future is 10,000 miles away in Argentina.
Malbec's new world persona is reminiscent of California merlot: strong on fruit and structure, amenable to barrel fermenting and oak aging, enough tannin to let you know you've tasted something real, but smooth and user-friendly at the same time.
www.invinoveritas.com /bestof/malbec.shtml   (832 words)

  
 Cabernet Franc & Malbec - Via Pacifica Imports, Importers of Fine New Zealand Wines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Cabernet franc and malbec are some of France's secret ingredients in their famed wines of Bordeaux.
Malbec, also known as "Cot" in France, is a more minor player in Bordeaux.
Most cabernet franc and malbec is grown in Hawke's Bay, where cabernet sauvignon and merlot are flourishing.
www.viapacifica.com /info/varietals/cabernet_franc-malbec.html   (326 words)

  
 Where Malbec's on the rise - Los Angeles Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Originally a minor Bordeaux blending grape, Malbec is ignored everywhere else in the world except in Cahors, France, where the varietal is a regional table wine.
In Malbec's ancestral home in Bordeaux, however, the grape is a bit of a dud, producing thin wines with little character and less appeal.
Malbec fell out of favor in France 100 years ago, says Rolland, an enologist who has been consulting with several Argentine vintners, but now is focused solely on his own project here, Clos de los Siete.
latimes.com /features/food/la-fo-malbec5oct05152420,0,250636.story?...   (1408 words)

  
 Malbec
Although plantings in the Medoc have decreased by over two-thirds since the mid-twentieth century, Malbec is now the dominant red varietal in the Cahors area.
Malbec truly comes into its own in Argentina, where it is the major red varietal planted.
Malbec is also planted in Chile, and there's relatively little and recent acreage in California and Australia.
www.winepros.org /wine101/grape_profiles/malbec.htm   (307 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Where Malbec Does Best
The clearest example of this phenomenon is the synergy between the Malbec grape and the Mendoza region in Argentina.
Consequently, vignerons have deserted Malbec in droves, and the only significant French appellation in which Malbec now plays a leading role is Cahors, in the southwest.
Malbec made the trip to South America when modern vineyards were established there in the mid-19th century.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A2077-2004Sep7?language=printer   (1113 words)

  
 HippoPress
Malbec, originally grown in the Cahors region of France under the name of Auxerrois, produces the legendary "Black Wine," a name derived from the natural dark color of the grape and the ancient custom of boiling the newly pressed juice.
Ten percent malbec, 10 percent cabernet sauvignon, 15 percent cabernet franc and 65 percent merlot makes this wine an exceptional value from a fantastic vintage year.
Ninety percent malbec, 10 percent cabernet sauvignon, this wine has great plummy fruit flavors and is light enough for summer.
www.hippopress.com /food/030619_wine.html   (587 words)

  
 Bodegas Balbi, USA - 100% Malbec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Malbec is the predominant red grape variety planted in Argentina, and with good reason.
The flavor of well-ripened Malbec is reminiscent of blueberries with hints of currants and spicy white pepper.
Spotlighting the region's signature varietal, this Malbec has a ripe nose of flberry and cherry.
www.bodegasbalbi.com /our_wines_malbec.html   (255 words)

  
 Wine Reviews: Review of Santa Julia Malbec Reserva 2001
Malbec is also found in the south of France, in an area called Cahors -- but there they call it "Cot” -- and the wine there is made from 100% Malbec.
For much of the 20th century, Malbec grew like a weed throughout Argentina, and was the prominent grape in the red wines supplying one of the world's most consumptive countries.
Santa Julia Malbec Reserva exudes a typical Malbec nose: rich, deep aromas of fl and red berry fruits, earth, smoke, hints of tobacco and smoked meat.
www.bullz-eye.com /wine_reviews/2004/santa_julia_malbec_reserva.htm   (692 words)

  
 Reporter-News Online: Dining -- Terrazas Malbec wine is gaining favor
The Malbec grape is primarily grown in Argentina, where it produces an array of tasty and well-priced red wines.
Malbec is thought to be a relative of the Merlot grape.
The grapes for Terrazas Malbec are grown in Argentina’s prominent Mendoza region, in high-altitude terraced vineyards at the foothills of the Andes.
web.reporter-news.com /1998/2002/features/wine0529.html   (230 words)

  
 Majestic Malbec - decanter.com - the route to all good wine
Among his trial plantings was a French clone of Malbec, and that too emerged with the large berries and clusters that the Argentinians were keen to avoid.
Youthful Malbec that hasn't been thrust into batteries of new oak barrels can be a delicious wine, smelling and tasting of damsons, plums and blueberries; tannic but not harsh, and often with invigorating acidity that keeps the wine fresh and makes you reach for a second glass.
The top bottling is the Gran Malbec, aged entirely in new barriques, and though it's a supple, spicy wine with gorgeous aromas of plums and liquorice, the cheaper reserva runs it close.
www.decanter.com /news/48534.html   (2205 words)

  
 San Pasqual Winery - Malbec Grapes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In Bordeaux, where Malbec is called Cot or Pressac, it plays a subordinate role to and is usually blended with cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot.
However, in Cahors, where dark-colored, full-flavored, tannic wines are produced, Malbec is the prominent variety, usually blended with small amounts of Merlot and Tannat.
Malbec is widely planted in Argentina and Chile but has only modest acreage in Australia and the United States.
www.sanpasqualwinery.com /infos/Malbec.html   (218 words)

  
 Wine Tidbits - A short history of Malbec
Malbec’s been declining in popularity for the last 40 years.
Malbec is the dominant red varietal in the Cahors area.
Malbec berries are large, dark and round with bunches being large and loose.
www.uncork.com.au /tidbits18.htm   (595 words)

  
 Putiki Bay Vineyard - Malbec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Malbec is not well known as a variety even though it is widely used in classic Bordeaux wines.
Typically a Bordeaux wine may use 2- 10% Malbec to impart deep and rich colour and a hint of berry flavour.
Malbec is the main grape variety used in the French wine region of Cahor.
www.putiki.co.nz /malbec.php   (235 words)

  
 Malbec Grape Variety
In Bordeaux, Malbec is used like a chef would use a spice.
Malbec is blended with other wines but it makes up a very small percentage of the blend.
Malbec is usually included in plantings and blends because of its background in Bordeaux.
www.cellarnotes.net /malbec_grape.html   (136 words)

  
 30 Second Wine Advisor: Malbec and earth - wineloverspage.com
But in Argentina, Malbec is the go-to grape, and I find that it consistently makes a decent, even interesting wine that usually comes with a low-end price tag.
Dark purple in color, cherry-berry fruit with Malbec's distinctly earthy back note in the aroma; bright and appropriately tart, ripe red-berry fruit and zippy acidity, rather "plush" in texture and pleasantly complex, fine with the variety of foods on the table.
This Malbec shows very dark, almost fl in the glass, with a ripe aroma of fl plums and spice backed by an earthy, clay-like signature of minerality.
www.wineloverspage.com /wineadvisor1/tswa041020.phtml   (1119 words)

  
 Gascon Malbec '03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A fine effort, the ripe and full-flavored Gascon Malbec is one of Argentina's best red wines; slightly rustic with nice earthiness; excellent with thinly sliced grilled beef.
Malbec, the star grape from Argentina, is nicely exhibited in the Elsa; rip...
A pure and chaste Malbec, the '03 Budini exhibits brig...
www.hallofwine.com /prod/00000069424_gascon-malbec-03.html   (64 words)

  
 Wine Pick of the Week: 2001 Trapiche Malbec Oak Cask
In Argentina, malbec is the unlikely red wine hero of the winemaking revolution under way there.
Malbec is one of the five varietals allowed by law to make red wines in Bordeaux, France, though it is the least utilized.
Wine authority Jancis Robinson accurately describes malbec as a rather rustic version of merlot and to me that is its appeal and its charm.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /food/129016_winepick02.html   (409 words)

  
 Wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The wine group sampled four bottles of malbec and malbec blends from Argentina, costing $7 to $15.
This wine, with 50 percent malbec and 50 percent syrah, showed oak and vanilla in the aroma.
This blend of malbec and cabernet sauvignon smelled of pleasant green peppers and vegetables, with eucalyptus overtones.
www.detnews.com /2000/food/0622/wine/wine.htm   (426 words)

  
 Malbec
The Malbec grape was once common in France, a fact attested to by its hundreds of local names around the country.
Argentinian Malbecs tend to be well-structured wines and they age very well in oak, when the tannins become smooth and amenable to easy drinking.
This entry-level Malbec has all the characteristics you'd expect, it's round, smooth on the tongue, and easy to drink.
www.foodandwine.net /wine/wine0170.htm   (541 words)

  
 Nicolas Catena Alta Malbec 2001 - 67 Wine and Liquor - Wine Online - Spirits and Wine Retailer
In an effort to produce a super premium wine, the winemaking team of Catena began in depth investigations into the yields within each of their specially selected, high altitude vineyards, identifying those lots which produce the best fruit.
The soil and climate of the Angelica vineyard are ideal for growing Malbec.
Harvest generally occurs in the later half of March, and the decision to pick is based not on numbers, but on tasting for fruit maturity.
www.67wine.com /146786   (430 words)

  
 What Is Malbec Wine? - Wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Malbec of Argentina (sometimes called Malbeck) and Chile is rich and supple.
Malbec has often been used to blend with other wines.
Often in France Malbec is known as Côt.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art34670.asp   (206 words)

  
 Wow! - South American vintners rescue malbec - battlecreekenquirer.com
Malbec finally has emerged from the shadow of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and other Bordeaux red grapes to stand on its own as an unblended wine worth drinking.
Malbec was, for many years, known primarily as one of the five grapes (along with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc) used in making the famous blends from Bordeaux.
I asked the wine-tasting group to compare malbecs, all less than $15, in a blind tasting.
cityguide.greatlakesescapes.com /fe/battlecreek/Dining/20050512-2133048.asp   (566 words)

  
 Michael Jennings
Apparently the best Argentine wines are made from the Malbec grape, and come from the Mendoza region.
Malbec is a blending grape in France and Australia, and is particularly blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux or Bordeaux blend wines.
A varietal Malbec is not something that Australian or French winemakers would tend to do.
michaeljennings.blogspot.com /2003_07_06_michaeljennings_archive.html   (4511 words)

  
 Argentina on the Cheap By Mark Mazzetti
The best the country has to offer is Malbec, a grape grown mostly in the high-altitude region of Mendoza.
Malbec did not always have such a fine reputation.
So, next time you walk by a wine store in New York or San Francisco and some Mendoza winery is offering to ply you with some of their best Malbec at no cost, take them up on it.
www.slate.com /id/2085241/entry/0   (865 words)

  
 TN/Wine Advisor: Good value Malbec (Lurton '02 Mendoza)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
We return to Malbec frequently enough that it doesn't require much of an introduction.
To recap, you'll recall that it is one of the minor varieties used in the Bordeaux blend, somewhat falling out of popularity in Bordeaux itself but still turning up occasionally in a supporting role to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Malbec is also made as a single-varietal wine in the French Cahors region, but it has gained its greatest modern popularity as the signature red grape of Argentina.
www.wineloverspage.com /user_submitted/wine_notes/tn_449300.html   (391 words)

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