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Date Printed: 2/25/2017
Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2011
Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2011
(search item no. 119134)
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PRICE ON 2/25/2017: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has an attractive and intense violet color. On the nose, it displays ripe red fruit aromas, such as plum, with a strong floral presence, combined with vanilla and chocolate hints granted by its oak aging.

In the mouth, it is a mild wine with sweet and velvety tannins. It has good balance, elegance and personality.

Blend: 95% Malbec, 3% Bonarda, 2% Syrah

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About Finca El Origen:

Finca el Origen is the Argentinean winery of the Carolina Wine Brands winery cluster, the fourth most important group in Chile volume-wise. Located in Vista Flores, at 1 200 m.a.s.l. (3 900 feet), our estate has a poor soil of an alluvial origin, deep and permeable, filled with pebble stone and sand, which allows the vine to grow with a perfect natural balance. Due to the high altitude, the vines receive a lot of sun exposure which, along with a continental desert climate with wide thermal amplitudes, contributes to the development of grapes with thick skins, rendering concentrated wines with very deep colors and explosive floral aromas. The mountain clean air and the thawing limpid water used to irrigate imprint a unique purity in our wines.

The Uco Valley is located at the foothills of the Andes mountain range. Millions of years ago, some parts of the mountain range were submerged under the sea, which explains the presence (at more than 1 200 m/3 900 ft.a.s.l.) of sea fossils like the ammonite, which represents us through our logo. They are considered silent witnesses of the origin of the Andes and today, by being part of our genuine terroir, are witnesses of the origin of our wines.