Argentina's famous for its Malbec wines for a reason.
Many of them taste terrific.
The reason why can probably be traced back to the soil where the grapes are grown. Ask any winemaker around the world why their wines taste so good and most of them will talk about the "terroir," the soil, the sense of place that makes their wines unique.
Certain grapes thrive in certain soils in specific areas.
Pinot Noir in France's Burgundy region.
Cabernet Sauvignon in California's Napa Valley.
This idea - that the wine reflects the soil and the climate where it is grown - was the inspiration behind the creation of Matervini, an Argentinian winery that specializes in making distinct Malbec wines.
Matervini (Latin for "Mother of Wine") was founded in 2010 by Santiago Achaval and Roberto Cipresso.
Achaval's name is well known to many wine lovers. He's legendary when it comes to making great Argentinian Malbec wines. He helped found Achaval Ferrer, an Argentinian winery famous for making some of the world's best Malbecs.