What is it?
Winexpert Reserve Argentinian Malbec is a superior wine kit which requires no added sugar (all of the sugar content is contained within the grape juice). Everything you need to make this wine is included with the kit except water. This wine can be drunk after 6 weeks but we highly recommend that you leave it to mature for around 3 months to experience the quality, it will keep improving with age up to 12 months. This kit will make 5 gallons (22.5 litres) of wine which will produce around 30 bottles of delicious wine.
The Winexpert Range is extremely popular and is amongst the best quality 5-gallon wine kits available on the market. it is definitely worth paying the small amount extra for this kit, you will be rewarded with the superb quality.
What is Malbec?
Malbec is a purple grape variety, which is dark, inky in colour and is robust in tannins. The Malbec grape is thick-skinned and needs more sunlight and heat than either Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. It ripens mid-season and brings very deep colour and a particular plum-like flavour to add complexity to claret blends.
Malbec is a medium to full-bodied, dry red wine with plenty of acidities and relatively high tannin and alcohol levels. Ripe flavours of plum, black cherry and blackberry can give this wine a decidedly jammy character.
- A 10 litre pouch of Argentinean Malbec style grape concentrate
- A sachet of yeast
- A sachet of wine stabiliser to end the fermenting process
- A sachet of wine finings to clear the wine
- Full instructions
What equipment do you need?
Basic 5 gallon winemaking equipment, for example, a plastic bucket or fermenter, bung, airlock and sterilizer. You will find these under the starter kit section of this website
Malbec holds up well with dark, rich, meat poultry, roasted pork and leaner cuts of red meat such as sirloin or filet. Malbec pairs well with pasta dishes and rich-bodied, fatty fish. Malbec is one of the few bold red wines out there that consistently pairs well with blue cheese and other pungent, soft cheeses.
We recommend using a Vinbrite filter to clear the wine to a professional standard.