Today is Malbec World Day! Another holiday dedicated to celebrating wine? I think we all can get on board with that. Its time to grab a bottle and celebrate with us. But first, what do you know about Malbec?
Malbec is a purple grape variety, known as one of the ‘big six’, used in making red wine. It originates from the Bordeaux region of France, where they often use the grape for blending. This grape has a deep, inky color with robust tannins and ripe fruit flavors giving it a jammy characteristic. It’s also a thin-skinned grape that needs a lot of heat and sun to mature. Today the two regions you will generally find Malbec are Cahors in South West France and Argentina.
But the real reason for Malbec World Day is Argentine Malbec. Today, back in 1853, Domingo Faustion Sarmineto, a key political figure, submits a proposal to Argentina government to revolutionize Argentina’s wine industry. With the help of Michel Aime Pouget, a French soil expert, vines of Malbec were brought over from France to be planted.
Malbec grapes form Argentina can produce flavors of big red and black fruit, black-pepper spice, soft tannins and a bit of earthiness. And to top it off, Malbec goes great with grilled meat. So fire up the grill and sip back on some Malbec as you celebrate Malbec World Day with us, cheers!
Go to www.MalbecWorldDay.com to find Malbec events near you!