Like just about everything else, Malbec originated in France. It was one of the original blending grapes of Bordeaux where it’s not grown much anymore, but it still thrives in southwest France’s Cahors region. And while home may be France, it was Argentina that arguably made it a star. Today, Malbec is virtually synonymous with Argentina. And because Malbec is the country’s signature grape, the Wines of Argentina organization created Malbec World Day in 2011 to pay homage to its famous grape. Celebrated on April 17 each year, its a great day to embrace a grape that may not receive as much attention outside of Argentina. It also serves as a reminder of how excellent this variety can be.
Check out how versatile a pairing partner Malbec is in my latest #DinnerSips video.
Here I feature a Malbec from Domaine Bousquet. And if you haven’t checked it out, be sure to read my article on their amazing story and how they rose to prominence. Cheers!