World Malbec Day – 17th April

Beyond its early years as a key varietal in Bordeaux blends, Malbec has thrived as the darling red grape variety of the South Americas. The last decade has seen Malbec grow in popularity in both the on and off trade – +34% in volume vs the average over the last three years alone in the off trade and driving Argentinian wines to see the strongest recovery in volume and value, post COVID*. We’ve been working on our Malbec range the last couple of years, so World Malbec Day feels like as good an excuse as any to delve into a selection of our favourites…


Dead Man’s Dice Malbec – Argentina

Deep and vibrant Malbec with an intense nose of plum, damson and dark chocolate aromas

Bone Orchard Malbec – Chile

A mid-bodied red wine with soft tannins and a lovely youthful jammy dark berry aroma

Drop Dead Gorgeous Malbec – South Africa

A mid bodied red with jammy dark plummy fruit and ripe tannins

Vinas de Mendoza Malbec – Argentina

A supple mid bodied Malbec that has plenty of crunchy dark berry fruit

Alta Vista ‘Vive’ Malbec – Argentina

Intense red fruit aromas, especially plums, with hints of vanilla and subtle coffee. Young, explosive and bright on the palate

Alta Vista Single Vineyard Malbec Range – Argentina

Alizarine – A wine of a great aromatic intensity with hints of herbs, red fruits and pepper. Solid structure and firm tannins

Serenade – Notes of plum, blackcurrant, sweet vanilla and spicy hints of star anise. Harmonious and full-bodied with a tannic grip

Temis – Aromas of fresh fruit and floral notes give way to a rounded wine, with sweet tannins and a long finish

Andean Vineyards Malbec – Argentina

A mid-bodied and warming red wine that has a good attack of damson and spice aromas



*WSTA Market Report December 2022