Malbec has an intense, inky red color and a distinctive plum flavor, with robust tannins. Used both for blending, as in French Bordeaux wines and as a single varietal, Malbec has increased in popularity, particularily in the softer, lusher version produced in Argentina.

KEY FLAVORS: Lush. Plum, raisin, violet aroma.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Roasted meats, mushrooms, spicy sauces.