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Malbec

Line breaks: Mal¦bec
Pronunciation: /ˈmalbɛk
 
, ˈmɒlbɛk/

Definition of Malbec in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A variety of dark wine grape native to the Bordeaux region of France.
Example sentences
  • Red grape varieties dominate the region, but Malbec is the most widely planted and Argentina's finest grape varietal.
  • On 15 acres, they have seven Bourdeaux varietals, including Merlots, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • For the same growing conditions, Riesling, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Viognier had a high similar C value.
1.1A red wine made from the Malbec grape.
Example sentences
  • When it comes to drinking, Alan admits this 2004 Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec is nothing to be ashamed about either.
  • This puts our Gewürzt production on a par with hard-to-find NZ wines like Reichensteiner, Pinotage and Malbec.
  • Interestingly enough, when I was in Sainsbury's this afternoon, I found a cheap Argentinian Malbec from the Mendoza region.

Origin

French malbec, malbeck, of unknown origin.

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