Malbec

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Although native to southwestern France where it once was an important blending varietal in Bordeaux, most Malbec now comes from Argentina.

Flavor Descriptors

Generally full-bodied yet softly textured with smoky red fruit flavors (cherry liqueur, raspberry), ripe black fruit flavors (plum, black currant), and often a pronounced oaky spiciness.

Food Pairings

Southwestern France

Savory stews (especially cassoulet, the regional specialty), game, lamb, or braised beef.

Argentina and Chile

Steaks and beef dishes, especially grilled, and dishes with the zestiness of tomato sauce: BBQ sauce, sloppy joes, and burgers.

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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.