Tasting Malbec’s heartland

Given that it is Argentina’s most emblematic grape, naturally the bright and bold Malbec celebrates its own day every 17 April.

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Despite originating in Cahors, south-west France, this fruity red excels in the cool Patagonian climes of Neuquén and Río Negro, as well as the altitudinous Cafayate in the north-west. However, its heartland lies is Luján de Cuyo in Mendoza. Read on for a mini-guide to Luján’s Malbec specialists and where best to taste this juicy red.

Viña Cobos
The brainchild of renowned North American winemaker Paul Hobbs and Argentine oenologists Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud, Viña Cobos’ southern Luján de Cuyo location consistently produces top-quality wine.

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