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.
4.4 / 5.09 ReviewsEasy and quickThe kit arrived as soon as expected and was easy to use. I look forward to tasting it in about six months.September 16, 2019Purchased
1 month agoThis wine is a little sweeter than i was hoping for but overall it will age into a good wineApril 30, 2019Purchased
6 months agoMissing a chancePut something in the kit to give the wine some umph..a grape pack...something...even clearer details on how to make it more hearty ...February 8, 2019Purchased
8 months agoMalbec Master Vintner JuiceExcellent dry, flavorful!January 26, 2019Purchased
1 year agoMalbec = mmmmmmWe love this wine. My wife says it is her favorite.December 23, 2018Purchased
9 months agoI love all the products I have purchased through you! This is one of my favorite.December 23, 2018Purchased
10 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
10 months agoExcellent valueFree Shipping is now going to make my shopping at Midwest even better.August 29, 2018Purchased
1 year 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
1 year 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 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!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.