Pays d'Oc's Calmel &Joseph
In a free-association wordplay game, if you say "Malbec", I think "fruit-driven, often blowsy New World wines".
Malbec is, of course, a French grape and its spiritual home is Cahors in the South West. So, approach this wine not so much as a Malbec, and more as Pays d'Oc; it is dense, inky and substantial, a great food wine and not at all Big-and-Blowsy New World in style at all.
Calmel & Joseph, Villa Blanche Malbec black fruits, black olives and black pepper; inky texture, freshness and a dense, muscular core. A serious, substantial, textured wine.
Opens up with aeration and will improve with age.
Match with plain roast meat.
Imported by Daniel Lambert Wines