Malbec is considered the most iconic grape of Argentina, and it is the country's flagship grape variety. It is believed that Malbec originated in the southwest of France, but it is in Argentina where it has achieved its highest expression.
Malbec was introduced to Argentina in the mid-19th century and has since thrived in the country's unique terroir. Argentina's high altitude, dry climate, and sunny days with cool nights are ideal for Malbec, allowing it to reach full ripeness while maintaining its acidity and structure. Malbec is characterized by its deep purple color, full body, and flavors of black fruits, chocolate, and spice.