A great occasion to taste malbec wines from all over the world!
As if you needed any excuse to drink malbec wines, the Malbec World Day is coming back. This year it will be on April 17.
There will, we hope, be many celebrations of this excellent grape, one of which is a big tasting at the OIV (l’Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin, International Organisation of Vines and Wines), organised together with the Argentine embassy, that we just received an invitation too.
We were recently touring Argentina and the Mendoza wine region, which is the biggest source of Malbec wines in the world. Following all the wines that we tasted there we certainly look forward to an opportunity to taste some more Mendoza malbecs!
But we expect that the Malbec World Day will also be an occasion to taste some other wines. Cahors in the south west of France is considered to be the traditional source of malbec and there are definitely some great examples there too!
And why not some Bordeaux? A long time ago malbec was an important grape variety in Bordeaux. It is still allowed but few use it very much since it is difficult to get sufficiently ripe. Côte de Bourg is the region where it is most frequently seen but even there it rarely makes up more than some 10% of the blend.
Today, though, the world’s biggest source of malbec is Argentina with around 70% of all the world’s malbec vineyard plantings.
Whatever the source, Mendoza, Cahors, Bordeaux or somewhere else, don’t forget a glass of malbec on April 17!
Tell us what you had!
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