There are so many names for the same grape: Auxerrois in Cahors, France, from where it originates... but also Pressac or Cot in the Loire Valley and Malbec in the Bordeaux area. We, on the other hand, have been cultivating it for more than 50 years as part of our Venegazzù.
The Malbec grape produces a wine with an intense colour, rich with hints of red fruit and with a delicate spicy note. It is ideal as an aperitif, with fried foods or red meat.
Irish Examiner 2015 Leslie Williams: 'Italian Malbec is a first for me but this winery has grown it for 50 years on their estate in the Veneto (an ancestor was Doge of Venice). This is Malbec with a distinct Italian twist, refreshing and fruity with notable cherry overtones (as you would expect in the Veneto) and a slight dusty smoky finish.'