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Malbec

New Home, New Fortune

The Malbec once belonged to the classic assortment of varieties from Bordeaux. But it was demanding to cultivate, and in the changeable climate of the Bordelais it often became green and herbaceous, so winemakers replaced it with Merlot in the middle of the 20th century. Luckily, the Malbec found a new home in Argentina. In 1868, a Frenchman brought the first stocks along to the land of the Andes. Today, the Malbec is the most-planted variety there. Especially in Mendoza, it shows what it can do: it yields very dark, well-structured wines with aromas of black fruit, violets and game. They just call out for an Argentinean steak! The Malbec has its origins in Cahors, in southwestern France. There, it is kept today under the name Cot. Due to their earthy tannins, in the middle ages the growths from this area were also called "the black wines of Cahors".

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Book XVII
Only 3 Bottles

Book XVII

Stellenbosch, De Toren, 2016, 750 ml
CHF 320.–
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Parker 92 Points
Malbec Signature
Vegan
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Stellenbosch, De Toren, 2016, 750 ml
CHF 47.–
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Parker 93+ Points
Château Gruaud-Larose
Only 3 Bottles
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Malbec Crios
Vegan

Malbec Crios

Mendoza, Susana Balbo Wines, 2018, 750 ml
CHF 16.–
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Indaco
Only 9 Bottles
Vegan
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Z

Stellenbosch, De Toren, 2015, 750 ml
CHF 39.–
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Cuvée 1844 Malbec
Vegan
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Grape varieties

Rondo

Rondo

Not afraid of Jack Frost

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Jaen

Jaen

Mysterious origin, today widespread

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Viosinho

Viosinho

Loved from Alentejo to the Azores

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