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Regional Malbec Six

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Fancy exploring different styles of Malbec? For the enthusiasts out there, this a chance to try Malbec from six different regions. Argentina stretches 2,360 miles from the subtropical north to the sub-antarctic south, giving rise to a wide range of soils and micro-climates. We wanted to showcase these different terroirs and help you discover your favourite style!

Colome Autentico Salta Malbec
 - Calchaqui Valley, Salta

This is a wine from serious altitude (2300m above sea level) where intense sunlight causes the grapes to develop thick skins. These thicker skins produce deeply coloured wines, and the diurnals (hot sunny days and cool nights) ensure there is plenty of fresh acidity, and that's absolutely the case with the the Colome Autentico Malbec. Expect plenty of brooding dark fruits and maybe a little herbal note. 

Ben Marco Sin Limites Pedernal MalbecPedernal Valley, San Juan

Like Mendoza's cooler Uco Valley, the Pedernal Valley in San Juan is exactly the spot to find the interesting stuff. The terroir is extreme, with severe frost and hail making grape growing extremely challenging, but from challenging terroirs you can make incredible wines! Intense dark fruit and balsamic notes can often be found in wines from here. 

 Zuccardi Poligonos Gualtallary MalbecGualtallary, Uco Valley

Gualtallary is all about freshness and structure. This rocky corner of Tupungato has limestone soils and vineyards up to 1600 metres above sea level. High altitude brings some lovely acidity. The fruit tends to be more restrained, with mineral and herbaceous notes, along with firm tannins. This style of Malbec is very much a food wine, where the fresh acidity will cut through a juicy steak perfectly. The Zuccardi Poligonos Gualtallary Malbec delivers dark fruit flavours of plum and blackcurrant with earthy notes of herbs and spices.

Catena Appellation Vista Flores Malbec - Vista Flores, Uco Valley 

Vista Flores is renowned for its richer, more concentrated styles of Malbec. It's a region where other traditional Bordeaux varieties thrive too and it's become a top destination for French investment over the years. The Catena Appellation Vista Flores Malbec is one of our best sellers, brimming with ripe, brambly fruit, notes of dark chocolate and a lovely dash of vanilla from ageing in oak.  

Altos Las Hormigas Appellation Altamira Malbec - Altamira, Uco Valley

If you enjoy your Malbec more perfumed and floral with soft, silky tannins, then Altamira is the place to seek out your wines. The Altos Las Hormigas Appellation Altamira Malbec delivers layers of red cherries and raspberries with herbal notes of thyme and wild rocket. A touch of minerality and acidity complement the generous fruit.

Aniello Malbec 006 - Rio Negro, Patagonia

Finally we head to one of the world's most southerly wine producing regions, Rio Negro in Patagonia. Altitude plays less of a role here, but at a latitude of 38 degrees south, the climate is much cooler than in Mendoza. You can expect Malbecs from Rio Negro to have gentle red fruits, fresh acidity and be slightly lower in alcohol. The Aniello 006 Malbec is just that. Super soft and approachable with a little earth and spice character on the finish.