The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn and share their new experiences with good food and friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.
Malbec wines from Argentina have soared in popularity and stature around the world - so how much do you know about this vibrant red varietal?
Take this short wine quiz and find out. A new wine quiz each week.

This Weeks Wine Quiz: How well do you know Malbec?

 

 
Which one of the following names is Malbec known as in its historical home of ‘south-west’ France?

Carignan

Cinsault

Côt

Caladoc
In which year did Michel A. Pouget, (a French Agronomist) take Malbec to Argentina?

1952

1902

1852

1782
Argentina has the most planted area of Malbec in the world, followed by France. Approximately how many hectares of Malbec are planted in Argentina?

73,000 ha

31,000 ha

25,000 ha

18,000 ha
From all the Malbec grown in Argentina, what percentage is planted in the wine region of Mendoza?

85%

50%

35%

15%
Which grape did Malbec overtake to become the most planted wine grape varietal in Argentina?

Merlot

Bonarda

Pais

Cabernet Sauvignon
Which of these tasting notes is typical of an Argentinian Malbec wine?

Lifted aromas of anise, floral, sweet spices, pineapple and mango. Vibrancy and ripe stone-fruits on the palate. Ideal with spicy dishes.

Deep red colour, with generous dark fruits and subtle floral notes. Rich berry flavours, generous, balanced acidity and smooth tannins on a rounded finish. Ideal with grilled meats.

A wine with an expressive, intense nose of ripe limes, pears and apricot aromatics, palate complexity and classic minerality on a lingering finish. Ideal with Asian cuisine.

Bright red fruit aromas with strawberry jam characters; followed by luscious red cherries and an astringent bite on the finish. Ideal with salmon.
Which of the following is not a ‘typical’ flavour found in a Malbec wine from Argentina?

Blackcurrants

Mocha-Chocolate

Vanilla

Violets
Malbec used to be a key component in a famous red wine blend, but the vines were devastated by the severe frost in 1956. Which region was this complex red wine blend made?

Bordeaux

Burgundy

Loire Valley

Rhône Valley
Which of the following is the ‘best known’ wine region for Malbec outside Argentina?

Tuscany, Italy

Rioja, Spain

Cahors, France

Barossa Valley, Australia
The world’s highest altitude winery is located in Argentina and grows Malbec at over 3000 metres above sea level, what is its name?

Bodega CARO

Cheval des Andes

Bodega Catena Zapata

Bodega Colomé
What does the word Malbec (translate to) mean in French?

Good Flavours

Bad Harvest

Good Aromas

Bad Mouth
On the 17th April - ‘Malbec World Day 2017’ is celebrating which 'edition' of this popular international wine event?

5th Edition

6th Edition

7th Edition

8th Edition 

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