Though it has become synonymous with Argentina, Malbec originated in France. First planted by a French botanist in 1886, Argentinian Malbec has gone on to become a household staple. These wines tend to be plummy and fruit-forward, with a velvety soft texture and a chocolatey finish.
Also known as Côt, Auxerrois Noir, or Pressac, in the Middle ages it was referred to as 'black wine' for its rich, purple-raven hue. Malbec is a solid choice for those who love full bodied, dry, medium tannin wine, with medium to low acidity.