It’s easy to forget that Malbec originated in France because more than 75% of the world’s Malbec vines are located in South America. In fact, Mendoza, Argentina is the Malbec capital of the world.
In Argentina, the grape tends to produce wines with more black-fruit flavors, softer acidity, and a chocolate-smooth finish. In France, Malbec is a different beast. Expect a much lighter style (e.g. lower alcohol) with more red fruit and floral/herbal aromas. If you’ve never experienced such a taste comparison, this will teach you a lot about the differences between Old and New World wines. Of course, to really understand the differences, set up your own comparative wine tasting, South Africa is also an up coming Malbec producer due to our climate, and we at Platform 62 offer Malbec as a single veriety and also Malbec based blends, most of our South African Malbecs Smells like dried leaves, candied cherries, hibiscus, fresh raspberries, and old leather. On the palate, the wine has sprightly acidity with tart fruit flavors of plum and cherry, leading into notes of dried leaves and hibiscus.
We offer the following malbec at Platform62, Bushmanspad Malbec
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