James Suckling 91
“A super fresh, “joven” style with deep set, ripe dark-berry aromas and flavors that are delivered in silky, long and fine tannins. Just delicious. Drink Now.”-JS
“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.”-Winery Notes
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Finca el Origen is the Argentinean winery of the Carolina Wine Brands winery cluster, the fourth most important group in Chile volume-wise, also integrated by Viña Santa Carolina (founded in 1875), Viña Casablanca, Ochagavía and Antares.
The project in Mendoza began in 1996 with the plantation of the first vineyards in Vista Flores, Uco Valley, at the foothills of the Andes mountain range. During the first years, the business was focused on commercializing ultra-premium grapes from an area that was increasingly gaining prestige until it became the most celebrated area of the country. In 2002, after achieving great expertise managing the vineyards, we started producing wines from our own vineyards, with a boutique concept and a single vineyard spirit.