Val de Salis Malbec – The Wine Virgin

val de salisThis wine was a very interesting Malbec.  I’d never tried or heard of a French Malbec.  Apparently the grape was originally from France, but it did not become a popular varietal until Argentina made it popular.  The Val de Salis had a deep red color and a dark fruit smell.  The French soil made a lighter, smoother wine with low acidity and a warm earthy spice.  This was a very nice wine that I would love to have again.


3 Responses to “Val de Salis Malbec – The Wine Virgin”

  1. 1 Christopher
    January 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    This wonderful Malbec from the Southern Rhone of France is still available in limited quantities, give us a call for current prices and availability.

  2. 2 Rich
    May 12, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Just bought this wine and yet to try. I will note that I’ve had many French malbecs and many more argentine malbecs. The French tend to be less fruit forward and were used more for mixing in the past. Now they make them pure, but malbec has been a staple of wines from Cahors for ages. Rich

  3. 3 Rich
    May 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Now I’ve tried the wine. For the cost($10 only) this is a n excellent French malbec. Definitely earthy, not very fruit forward, just a touch of spice, smooth, delicious. I will buy more. Has anyone here tried Catena ALTA malbec from Mendoza?

    I brought a bottle back from La Paz, Bolivia and am wondering how long to hold it. The regular Catena is consistently very good, but Alta is supposed to be a level above (grown at high altitude 5000 ft)

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