Finca El Origen (www.fincaelorigen.com), the Premium wine producer was awarded Gold, Silver and bronze medals for four of its wines in the prestigious contest, Argentina Wine Awards, held in Mendoza for the 6th running year, from February 20th to 24th.
At the end of February, AWA 2012, the country’s most important wine contest, organized by Wines of Argentina, with the collaboration of COVIAR, brought, for the first time, 12 international judges -all of them top winemakers- assessed Argentine wines.
The 12 Masters of Wine were: Michael Silacci (USA), Joey Tensley (USA), Gilles Paquet (France), Marlene Soria (France), Alastair Maling (New Zealand), Barbara Tamburini (Italy), Graziana Grassini (Italy), Vittorio Fiore (Italy), Anthony Hamilton Russell (South Africa), Andrea Mullinex (South Africa), Marcelo Retamal (Chile) and Robert Pepi (USA).
This year 734 wine samples were submitted to the contest. Of these samples, the jury awarded the wines Finca el Origen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and Finca el Origen Reserva Torrontés 2011 Gold medals, Gran Reserva Malbec 2010 a Silver medal and Reserva Malbec 2010 a Bronze medal, also Finca el Origen.