Malbec, a red wine, comes from grapes that tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins. The wines tend to have juicy fruit notes with violet aromas.
Pairing young, fruity Malbecs: charcuterie, especially flavorful terrines, chili con carne, spaghetti and meatballs
in bolognese, fajitas, beef burritos, hamburgers, and lamb curries.
Pairing full-bodied Malbecs: Steaks, roast beer, venison; barbecued meat (lamb, beef or pork, smokey chili-based rubs, eggplant, cheddar cheese, dark chocolate.
Pairing rustic styles of Malbec: Braised leg of lamb, lamb shanks, braised beef stews or short ribs, duck confit, smokey bacon, pork & bean dishes, sausages, and cheese. Cheeses include mellow blues like Barkham Blue or Stilton.