Malbec wine, beloved jewel in the realm of Argentina’s wines, is appreciated for its rich flavors and aromatic intensity. Knowing how to serve Malbec properly and when to enjoy it is essential for a complete experience of the Terrazas' high-altitude Malbec.

How to Drink Malbec Wine


How to drink Malbec wine is a question of many. One of the main queries is about the temperature at which we should serve Malbec. So should you chill your Terrazas de los Andes Malbec before serving?

The ideal serving temperature for Malbec depends on its age and complexity. It is best to store Terrazas de los Andes Malbec in a consistently cool environment, ideally between 54°F to 65°F (12°C to 18°C). This range typically applies to serving temperatures as well. Young Malbecs are best enjoyed between 54°F to 59°F (12°C to 15°C), which is aligned with the storage temperature.

It is advisable to avoid sudden temperature shifts that may compromise the quality of the wine. It is preferable to gently chill your Malbec.

Terrazas de los Andes' Enologist indulging in a glass of our high-altitude Malbec, a hallmark of Argentina's famous Mendoza wine region, known for its exceptional Argentinian red wines.
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec, A bottle displayed above a bounty of red grapes from Mendoza, Argentina, perfectly ripe for uncorking and serving, embodying the essence of high-altitude winemaking.
Remember, if you’re wondering how to drink Malbec, then one thing is for sure, you never serve Malbec too warm: it can accentuate the alcohol content and mute its flavors. To serve Malbec too cold may obscure some nuances and emphasize the tannins. Finding that middle ground ensures a more enjoyable tasting experience.

Breathe life into your glass of Argentina’s best Malbec Wine

The Malbec is now at its optimal serving temperature. Should we allow Malbec to breathe before pouring?

All wines benefit from a little aeration because oxygen plays a crucial role in serving and savoring Malbec.

The decanting time for Malbec wine varies based on the wine, vintage, and its reaction to oxygen. For the best results, pour a small amount of wine into a glass and observe if it blooms after a few minutes. Then, decide whether to decant the entire bottle. Most of Argentina’s Malbec wines open beautifully at first, but prolonged exposure to air may diminish their flavors and aromas.

Our enologist tasting a Malbec from Terrazas de los Andes, ensuring the quality and character of our high-altitude wines

So how do you serve Malbec? 

First, you need to check malbec’s ideal temperature, between 12 and 18 depending on the bottle. So yes, Malbec should be chilled, if necessary. Let your Argentinian Malbec breathe a little bit (do not overdo it), while you prepare an amazing cheese plate to enjoy with.

Whether you choose the youthful exuberance of terrazas de los andes malbec or the complexity of a mature terrazas reserva, the journey of exploring the world of malbec is a delightful adventure from the moment you open the bottle and the pairings you serve it with.

Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Wines

Embrace the opulence and diversity of our Argentinian Malbec wines, and let each bottle of this exceptional wine transport you to the heart of the Mendoza wine region where the beauty of nature and the joy of pleasure merge under a starry sky.
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Discover our Malbec Range