Malbec Traditionally from France, Malbec (AKA Côt or Auxerrois) travelled a long way from its origin to Argentina, ultimately finding a home where it could establish itself. Although it is still grown nobly in specifically, Cahors, France. Malbec is loved for its full body, beautiful purple or magenta colors, bold red and black fruit flavors, and smooth chocolatey notes. Cahors Malbec tends to have hefty tannins and can be quite rustic compared to those from Argentina, which are typically more lush and soft. Other notable regions are Chile, the United States and Australia.