Virgin Wines Raises a Glass to Malbec World Day

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Here at Virgin Wines, we will be raising a glass to Argentina’s famous grape as part of the celebrations for Malbec World Day (MWD) on 17th April.  We are flying the flag for Argentina by providing recommendations to wine enthusiasts about what makes Argentina’s signature grape so special.

Jay Wright, CEO, Virgin Wines comments: “Despite having French roots in Bordeaux, Malbec is now more famous in Mendoza, Argentina. We just love the deep, full bodied wines that the region produces and we know our customers are great fans too, regularly scoring it highly in reviews. We look forward to championing Malbec World Day and bringing this interesting grape to the attention of even more wine enthusiasts.”

Compadre Shiraz Malbec 2011

Compadre

With blackberry fruit and spice loading the palate, this is a delicious, juicy, forward-drinking wine. It has a certain meaty quality, to be expected with an Argentinean red wine and is the perfect food match.

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Bressia Profundo 2008

This is tiny production super premium Argentinean red consisting of 50% Malbec 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% of each Merlot and Syrah. It is a powerful and complex proposition with layers of dark fruit and lovely sweet tannins. Open, decant and allow this stunner to open up.

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Fincas del Sur Malbec 2011

Fincas del Sur

If you are a fan of reds that are nothing short of HUGE then this is the number one wine for you. A rich, full-bodied red with swathes of damson and blackcurrant fruit, perfectly integrated toasty French oak and majestically ripe tannins that deliver a silky smooth finish. Perfect for juicy cuts of steak, prime beef burgers, pastas with rich tomato-based sauce or a pulled pork sandwich!

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Vina Cobos Bramare Valle de Uco Malbec 2010

This super premium Malbec is from the Uco Valley, from hand-harvested fruit grown on Vina Cobos vineyards planted at over 3,300 feet above sea level. An incredibly dense wine, packed with red fruit intensity, toasted oak and a lovely caramel finish. You MUST decant this wine and serve with your favourite cut of steak.

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