Le Malbec d’Hervé, Pays d’Oc 2019
The Languedoc probably isn’t the first place you think to look for malbec and if you’re in love with the seductively, lush Argentinian style you may even be a touch disappointed but as someone who sometimes finds new world malbec a bit too full on this Malbec d'Hervé is right up my street.
It’s a totally smashable bright, breezy red made from 30 year old vines in the Vallée de l’Orb, the kind you instinctively want to reach for on a wet weekend like this - or, come to think of it, with a barbecue on a much more summery day. And it’s currently under £10 (£9.99 to be exact) if you buy any 12 bottles from Averys or Laithwaites.
They say it would be ‘a fine choice' with marinaded pork chops, roast chicken or veggie kebabs. It would but frankly it would go with practically anything. (Well, not EVERYTHING, but you know what I mean. More than just steak.)
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