DetailsOne of the six original players in Bordeaux wines, Malbec is definitely the burliest, with inky dark color, robust tannins and rich, juicy plum-like flavors. These are backed up by blackberry and black cherry aromas, while an undercurrent of leather and gamey-earthy notes flirts with pepper and tobacco to draw out the finish.
South Americans know Malbec's strength, and they serve it with spicy grilled meat of all kinds--lamb, venison, beef and pork--but it works equally well with robust spicy foods, especially Mexican Mole.
Yield: 6 Gallons
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Malbec Type Red Origin - Body Full Food Pairings Spicy grilled meat of all kinds--lamb, venison, beef and pork--but it works equally well with robust spicy foods, especially Mexican Mole.
4.6 / 5.05 ReviewsMalbec = mmmmmmWe love this wine. My wife says it is her favorite.December 23, 2018Purchased
3 months agoI love all the products I have purchased through you! This is one of my favorite.December 23, 2018Purchased
4 months agoMalbec with CharacterMakes a deep red Malbec with a great taste and bouquet. I used a liquid yeast and left it in the primary for 21 days.December 3, 2018Purchased
4 months agoExcellent valueFree Shipping is now going to make my shopping at Midwest even better.August 29, 2018Purchased
7 months agoMalbecI have purchased about 5 Malbec kits, and it is one of our favorite wines. I had a 'stuck' fermentation in 1 of the kits & ended up bottling a sweeter version. I will purchase this again.April 19, 2018Purchased
12 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 26 answersHow many gallons does this kit make?BEST ANSWER: I just made my second batch of this wine. It makes 6 gallons. One of my favorites!!!How many hours does it take until the airlock starts showing fermentation has started. It's been a day and nothing yet?BEST ANSWER: When I used this kit it took about a week. I thought something was wrong, but it just took some time for the yeast to start working. I had actually ordered more yeast because I thought the first batch was bad, but by the time it arrived, it was bubbling away.How long does it take for fermentation to start? It's been a day and no action yet.BEST ANSWER: Greetings Stephen!
I've done several Malbec kits with different results. Slow fermentation can result from many factors. Residual sterilizing agent, cooler fermentation temperature, dead yeast etc. I usually mix 3/4 yeast packet to 1 cup 80 degree juice & tbsp of sugar as a kick-starter reserving the 1/4 packet as a backup or booster in a day or so. I've had fermentation start within 10 hours - 3 days in different batches. Usually cooler wine must was the problem but the eventually kicked in gear. After 4 days and no fermentation draw some must and mix with 1/4 cup sugar add a little yeast and supercharge it. I've found using a plant seed starting mat beneath the fermentation container also helps, keeps the must from chilling to low. Hope this was helpful. Cheers!