Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2017
This smooth and versatile wine goes well with beef or pork stews, barbeques, Argentinean empanadas, “tapas” or grilled vegetable brochettes. Serve at16-18ºC (60-64ºF).
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
What a beauty! An excellent wine that demonstrates the essence of Uco Valley Malbec. A beautiful combination of pure, dark fruit and fragrant herbal aromas of thyme, rosemary and lavender. Patricio Tapia: Refreshing and firm, with solid tannins and a bright core of red fruit.
Drinking Window 2018 - 2019
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.
With a winning combination of cool weather, high elevation and well-draining alluvial soils, it is no surprise that Mendoza’s Uco Valley is one of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions in Argentina. Healthy, easy-to-manage vines produce low yields of high-quality fruit, which in turn create flavorful, full-bodied wines with generous acidity.
Celebrated for its bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec has enjoyed runaway success in Argentina since the late 20th century. The grape originated in Bordeaux, France, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. A French agronomist, who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. Somm Secret—If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet with its combination of dense fruit and soft tannins.