It's official: Malbec is having a moment on the American market. Consumers are going crazy for this purple-hued, red wine grape, and it's not hard to figure out why. These inky, full-bodied wines are full of savory fruit flavor, brimming with rugged tannins and floral undertones. What more could the heart desire?
While most of the Malbecs we know and love hail from the gorgeous southern-hemisphere region of Mendoza, Argentina, the grape itself actually has a much more deep-rooted history than in just South America. Don't worry, we'll explain.