World Malbec Day 2013

April 17 marks World Malbec Day, a celebration of Argentina’s iconic red grape.

Now in its third year, the international event sees a number of tastings, toasts and celebrations around the world.

The Malbec grape grows in high altitude vineyards of Argentina. Abundant fresh air, sunshine and cool nights yield a medium-bodied wine that is deep in colour and rich in plum and berry flavours with a hint of spice. Sipped on its own, or as an accompaniment to food, the wine goes well with spicy meats, tapas, BBQs and cheese.

World Malbec Day
Vistalba Corte B

Top picks to enjoy on World Malbec Day are the Rutini 2008 Malbec, an elegant wine with a medium body and soft tannins, aged in oak for 12 months, Tomero Malbec, a smooth red with dark fruits and fine tannins, and the all-time favourite, Vistalba Corte A, a full-bodied Malbec with ripe red fruit aromas, rich and textural, with fine tannins that come from spending 18 months in new French Oak.

¡Salud!

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World Malbec Day 2013 was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.