Malbec Finca El Origen 750mlRegular price $11.99
Established in 1996, Finca el Origen is the first Chilean winery in Argentina. With a surface area under vine of 229 hectares, the vineyards situated at 1,200 meters above sea level on the Andean foothills were the first ever to be planted in Vista Flores, Uco valley, in 1998. The grapes used in its Mendocinean wines are all sourced from its own vineyards and bear the distinctive characteristics of high-altitude, continental-climate wines. Finca el Origen's signature varieties are Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Torrontés. The grapes for this incredible single vineyard wine come from our genuine estate La Esperanza, located in Vista Flores, Uco Valley, at the foothills of the Andes mountain range (1 200 m./3 900 ft.a.s.l.). The medium to low fertility soils are very permeable and well drained. Due to the altitude, there is a wide thermal amplitude between day and night. The vineyards are naturally healthy, due to the warm, dry breezes that blow throughout the spring and summer. Vista Flores is nowadays considered one of the best terroirs for our emblematic variety. Grapes were harvested during the cool temperatures of the night and the early morning, allowing a natural, 3-day prefermentative maceration at 11ºC/52ºF in concrete tanks. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out with selected yeasts for 11 days at 26ºC/79ºF along with controlled pump-overs. The total maceration time took 3 weeks and the wine underwent malolactic fermentation during the 6 months that it spent in oak. After that, the final blend was defined. Its deep purple color make this 100% Malbec a true representative of wines from Vista Flores. This wine is distinguished by its aromatic complexity in which notes of red fruits like cherries, with ripe fruit, floral aromas of violets, vanilla and tobacco cigars stand out. The aromas extend to the palate, where black fruits such as blackberry with spicy notes are still present. Its medium structure gives a nice feeling of fullness in the mouth, while its silky tannins are in balance with an exquisite natural acidity that adds to a long finish.