Malbec was originally planted in the Bordeaux region in France and remains one of the approved grapes for Bordeaux blends. In the 18th century the first Malbec vines were planted in Argentina and that’s where the varietal really took off. Today, over 75% of the world’s Malbec comes from Argentina.
Food Pairing Recommendations
Malbec pairs perfectly with red meat. It doesn’t matter if you choose to braise short ribs in the oven or cook a steak on the grill; it’s guaranteed to be a great match. Malbec also works well with winter dishes, such as pot roast and stew. If you’re looking for a vegetarian match, Malbec pairs well with mushroom or capsicum-based dishes.
Planning to serve Malbec wine at an upcoming dinner party or event? It’s best served slightly below room temperature so, make sure you put it in your refrigerator about 30 to 60 minutes before it’s served. It is also best to serve it in wine glasses that have wide bowls to allow air to interact with the wine.