Explore Malbec national grape variety of Argentina
Malbec wine is an enjoyable drink for parties and festivals and is loved in many countries, including Vietnam. On World Malbec Day 17/04/2022, let's learn about the Malbec grape variety.
Malbec black grape variety once popular in Bordeaux, still the backbone of Cahors, but given a new lease of life by its obvious success in Argentina.
Argentina is located in South America, bordering Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay, with an area of more than 200,000 hectares of grapes and an output of 15.5 million hl, only after big wine-producing countries such as France, Italy, Spain, and the United States of America. (according to the World Wine Organization OIV).
It is in Argentina that Malbec really holds sway, and is now planted on more than 31,000 ha/ 76,500 acres all over Argentina, making it the country’s most planted variety by far. In particular, it accounts for 85.9% of the world's Malbec growing area (31,000ha/34,000ha).
Different names of Malbec
It has many synonyms, of which French ampelographer and viticulturalist Pierre Galet cites as the true name Côt, or Cot as it is known in much of western France, including the Loire, where it was once quite widely grown. In the Libournais it is known as Pressac, and in Cahors, suggesting origins in northern Burgundy, it was called Auxerrois until Argentinean success encouraged the adoption of the name Malbec.
Characteristics of Argentina Malbec
Varietal Argentine Malbecs have some perceptibly Bordelais characteristics, of flavor rather than structure. The wines are generally much more ripe and velvety than their French counterparts, although they are similarly capable of extended aging and there is now a will to make rather more delicate, fragrant Malbecs.
April 17th every year is considered Malbec World Day
Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina's wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines. Amongst his selection, was Malbec. The name, "Malbec World Day", translates from the Spanish "Día Mundial del Malbec" meaning "Malbec throughout the world".
Trải nghiệm rượu vang Malbec Argentina vào ngày đặc biệt này
Thus on this day, we can think about a great value-for-money wine that WeWine has which is Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec with 100% Malbec from Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. This wine has a deep violet-red color and intense, spicy, sweet aromas, with notes of red fruit and floral hints such as violets. In the mouth, the wine is incredibly soft, velvety, fresh, and well-balanced.
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