Doña Paula winery harvest / Photo by
Credit_Gustavo Sabez Mico
Argentine Malbec is evolving. Lighter, leaner, unoaked Malbec wines with fresh red- and black-fruit aromas, higher acidity and mineral characteristics are increasingly popular. The style shift is a result of some winemakers’ search for the true expression of the grape and terroir.
To achieve this new style of Malbec, Argentine winemakers focus on the time of harvest, climate and soil type, among other factors, with a tendency toward a low-intervention approach overall.