Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Field Observatory Building,
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Air Base, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0917-826-8790
Manila Wine Shops
Tel: (632) 633-1566 or 0922-870-5173

About Malbec Wines from Argentina

Date: August 1, 2011

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Though originally from France, Malbec never found in its native land the ideal soil conditions that are present in Argentina at the foot of the Andes or in the desert oases of Rio Negro, in Patagonia. In fact, this variety was only used in France to enhance the color of red wines. It is called “the black grape” in many parts of the world because the bright purple color of its youth turns almost black as it ripens.
Malbec has a leading role in Argentina. To begin with, it is the red wine variety that has become best adapted to our soil as it has found in it the ideal ecological conditions for its development, producing exceptional wines. Argentina is known as the producer of the finest Malbec and Mendoza’s Malbec is considered to be the best in the world. It has been awarded many well-deserved medals in wine contests.
Mendoza’s Malbec is intense, complex and dark-colored. It may develop clearly distinct characteristics depending on the climate and soil where it is grown. Wine tasters may discover different characters in Malbec from Lujan, Tupungato, San Martin or La Consulta, as this variety responds differently to each type of soil. Higher altitude terroirs, such as Vistalba or the Uco Valley, produce wines with perfect acidity, intense color and sweet and abundant tannins which are suitable for oak aging. In lower regions, concentration decreases and ripening is faster.
Malbec wines have Controlled Denomination of Origin (DOC) in some Argentine regions, which helps to protect the name of the area and forces wine makers to maintain the high quality of their wines. Lujan de Cuyo was the first region in the Americas to gain the regulatory Denomination of Origin designation for Malbec. Malbec Lujan de Cuyo has an intense and dark cherry red color, which may look almost black. Lujan has deep stony soils, controlled irrigation, good exposure to sunlight and an excellent altitude for vineyards. San Rafael became the second Denomination of Origin.
There are 22 recognized clones of Malbec in Argentina.
What to look for in Malbec
Malbec’s most significant characteristic is its intense dark colour. Higher-altitude vineyards produce Malbecs that offer a great balance between colour, acidity and sweet (yet abundant) tannins. Malbec’s aromas evoke cherries, strawberries or plums; in some cases it is reminiscent of cooked fruit (e.g. marmalade), depending on when the grapes were harvested. In the mouth Malbec is warm, soft, and sweet, with non-aggressive tannins.
When to drink Malbec
In general Malbec is a variety that offers a fruit explosion, a characteristic that can become very complex when the wine is aged in new oak. Young Malbecs without oak ageing should be consumed quickly; Malbecs aged a few months in oak may be kept for 2-3 years; “big” Malbecs can age well in the bottle for a decade.
What to pair with Malbec
With its intense ruby red color and sensual violet overtones, Malbec first captivates the eye. Its plum, ripe cherry, raisin and black pepper hints are captivating from the first sip. It has a silky mouth feel and is easy to drink. It pairs well with red meat, grilled meat, hard cheese and pasta with tomato sauce.

Although wines are widely available in most Asian countries, especially in Hong Kong which has eliminated import tariff on wines altogether, the availability of fine vintage wines is still very scarce. Most wine merchants offer big names, young vintages and cheaper wines for everyday consumption. Wine lovers and connoisseurs looking for something special often travel to Clark Pampanga Philippines to do their shopping at this Wine Shop in Manila.

At Yats Wine Cellars we believe that a little bit of knowledge in wine goes a long way to developing expectations in the wines we choose to buy or drink. Without expectation, it is difficult to really enjoy wine to its fullest. With this in mind, efforts are made by Yats Wine Cellars to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for our clients to learn more about wine.

Birthday wine gifts is one of the most popular birthday gifts to give someone living in the Philippines. Fine Vintage wine from Yats Wine Cellars is a sure winner and it does not have to cost a great deal to send someone a bottle in Philippines

To avail of wine catering service of Yats Wine Cellars, just contact this wine supplier in Manila or Angeles Clark Philippines for a meeting to design a theme for the event. The venue for a wine event can be in the privacy of a home, the convenience of an office in Manila for example or in a clubhouse of a subdivision. Wine glasses and accessories necessary for wine service are included in the wine catering service. Moreover, interesting wine notes accompany the wine to help participants enjoy the event even more by learning a little bit about wine while enjoying the party. A wine steward will be present to serve the wine.

There is also an exciting collection of white wine from Burgundy at this wine shop in Clark Pampanga such as Meursault, Chablis, Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne and St. Aubin. Red wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone are also available with a good depth of back vintages too. Visitors buy wine in Manila and Pampanga should not miss stopping at this wine shop for a few bottles of fine vintage wines to bring home.

Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila
Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023
0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)

YATS Wine Cellars
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Chay

Best place to buy wine in Clark Pampanga outside Manila near Subic and Angeles City Philippines is Clark Wine Center.

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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

Yats Restaurant is the best restaurant for special dinner, best restaurant for dinner with friends near Manila, also the best place to celebrate special events.

Famous Restaurant in Pampanga, a place to dine with friends in Clark, cozy restaurant with a nice ambience, a nice function place for special occassions
Where to go in Clark? Hotel Clark Philippines is a De Luxe Hotel in Clark and Subic, a risk free place to stay, cozy and nice ambience, a nice function place for special occassion

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