Whilst today Malbec is probably best known as being the red grape varietal that is behind the juicy, full-bodied red wines of Mendoza in Argentina. It is historically from the South-West of France in the region of Cahors. In both of these regions it produces single varietal wines which are loaded with black fruit flavours. We can't forget that it also plays a small but significant role in the blend in Bordeaux where it is known for adding a deep colour and plummy aromatics.