Malbec in opposite poles of the world: Bordeaux and New Zealand

by  |  14-03-2013

This was originally posted on El Solà d’Ares, a blog by Catalan wine and olive oil craftsman, Antoni Sánchez-Ortiz who is working in New Zealand right now. He’s also the enolog behind the fantastic Melis Priorat wines which we were very fortunate to taste recently. He let us post this here because we wanted to share this really fantastic account of Malbec from different wine region viewpoints. Malbec is known as a purple grape variety used in making colorful red wines. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and it is allowed amongs the six grapes used for the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world. Called Auxerrois or Côt Noir in Cahors, or Malbec in […]
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