Associate Editor Claire Nesbitt and Santiago Achaval, the founder of Argentine winery Matervini, talks Matervini's 2019 and 2020 malbecs, and why malbec is perfectly suited to Argentine tastes and terroir.
"It's our conviction after many years of making wine in Mendoza and in Salta and throughout Argentina that malbec is the only variety that has the adaptability, the plasticity to do well in all of Argentina," Santiago says. "Malbec does well everywhere – it does well from Patagonia to Hui Hui. It does well from 300 meters above sea level to 3,300 meters above sea level. In every single location where I've made wine, malbec is the best wine."