Scroll through my Instagram story, and you will find that Malbec was one of the first grapes that I was sipping at the beginning of my Instagrammer life. I had a friend that introduced me to Malbec because another friend introduced her to Malbec. Since then, I have introduced Malbec to many other friends. Recently, I got a comment about another close friend that he was falling in love with Malbec. Lots of us have had an affair with Malbec, and it is just a very intriguing grape.
Let’s talk more about Malbec and less about my friends. I will recommend the 2 Malbecs that you will love.
Malbec has its roots in France but has flourished in Argentina.
Let me introduce you to Aruba from Bodegas Caro Malbec 2018 (750 ml / SRP $ .00)
Bodegas Caro was born from the partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family. They combine French and Argentine cultures and the two signature grapes of each producer, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. With Bodegas Caro you have the best of the Old World and New World. The tradition and heritage of both families are present from the label top down to the last sip of the last glass. I hope this label that is already available in the market can hit all the small liquor stores soon.
I already recommended you the red blend from Bodegas Caro Amancaya on the Big Bold Reds blogpost that I shared with you earlier this year. From the same portfolio, I am now introducing you to Aruma Malbec.
Aruma Malbec has a beautiful purple color. Aromas of plum and red fruit. A fresh and elegant palate with a remarkable balance between tannins, acidity, and alcohol. Long, delicate finish.
The Malbec of great quality price that you can find almost anywhere: Alamos (750 ml / $11.99)
As much as I wanted to get Aruba Malbec for this year, I didn’t have a lot of time to plan Malbec Day. Hence, I ran to the liquor/wine store near me, where they have a great selection of wines, and picked up this Alamos Malbec 2019.
Alamos Malbec is 100% Argentinian Malbec. As soon as you pour a glass of this beautiful wine, you can’t help but admire the dark purple color and the intensity of this wine. Alamos Malbec 2019 a big bold red and better goes along with food. Meat-lovers, you will rejoice with this wine pairing, and my vegetarian-pescatarian wine lovers, please do you a favor and pair this with a veggie burger that has lots of flavor layers.
Love bold reds? I have more recommendations for you here.