Normally your Malbec grape tends to have an inky dark color and robust tannins. This award-winning Saartjie Malbec does not disappoint with its luscious, rich purple shade in your glass. This thick-skinned grape originates from France and due to its poor resistance to weather and pests, it quickly became common as a blending grape, until recent when wine-lovers got accustomed to the exquisite dark fruit flavours and smoky finish.
This well-balanced wine presents rich blackberry, plum and mulberry flavours with welcomed spicy notes on the palate. You might even pick up hints of dark chocolate while swirling the velvety, dark colors around in your glass.
Surprisingly, the Malbec doesn’t have a super long finish like the Cabernet Sauvignon. Therefore, your leaner red meats are much more complimentary to this grape. Besides a perfectly prepared ostrich steak, Malbec pairs well with earthy flavours too, such as beef brisket and black pepper beef burgers. Additional recommendations include duck, chicken leg, lamb, beef, ostrich, buffalo, and pork shoulder. The wine also pairs extremely well with strong, funky flavours like blue cheese and rustic flavours like mushrooms and cumin spice, making this an absolute favourite when preparing a cheese platter.