Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2009
Malbec from Argentina
This wine has an attractive and intense violet color. In 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 ageing. In the mouth, it is a mild wine with sweet and velvety tannins. It has good balance, elegance and personality.
Wine & Spirits - "A 600 acre property owned by the Chilean Winery Santa Carolina, Finca el Origen rises to an altitude of 4,000 feet. In 2009, the vineyard grew a Malbec with enveloping depths of flavor, generous ripeness and a lasting sense of freshness. The structure is tense, built to accompany a seared sirloin."
Finca El Origen Winery
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. View all Finca El Origen Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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