The red Malbec grape originated in France, but many bottles now come from Argentina. Choose from soulful blends or punchy berry flavours, says Rob Buckhaven
Trivento Otra Vida Malbec (£5.48, Asda) is a medium-bodied, stewed-black-cherry smoothie.
Malbec is now such a popular grape that it even has its own day – World Malbec Day – held around the world in April each year.
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Tesco Finest Malbec Rosé (£7.49) is packed with ripe mulberry flavours.
The Malbec grape was first planted in the south of France 2,000 years ago, but was nearly wiped out by root-eating insects and frost in the 19th century.
Montemar Malbec (£7.25, Oddbins) has a turbo-charged plum injection.
Grapes grown in Argentina have the longest “hang time” in the world. Leaving them on the vine for longer lets them ripen slowly.