The winery was founded in 1910 by Polish immigrant Don Sami Flichman. He purchased property in Barrancas (southern Maipú) and planted vines in rocky, well-drained plots situated along the Mendoza river. It was Sami’s son Isaac who first began to make fine wine at the estate, including Caballero de la Cepa, one of the first high-quality wines that garnered international awareness for premium Argentinian wines. Sogrape Vinhos purchased Finca Flichman in 1998, and invested heavily in restoring the vineyards and equipping the winery with modern equipment. The original Barrancas vineyard remains among their 400 hectares of vines, which also includes the higher altitude Tupungato vineyard. Today the wines are made by Germán Berra, one of Argentina’s brightest talents, who was recognised as the ‘Best Young Winemaker’ in the Argentina Wine Awards in 2016. Germán works closely with consultant and renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini.
The Dedicado is made from the best hand-harvested fruit from the high-altitude Tupungato vineyards in the Valle de Uco. Terroir consultant Pedro Parra of Clos des Fous consults on the vineyards. Situated at the foot of the Andes, the vineyards benefit from large diurnal temperature variations which result in longer ripening seasons and more elegant wines.
All grapes were hand-harvested. After gentle crushing, the must was transferred to oak barrels for fermentation, which took approximately 20 days at a maximum temperature of 18°C. After malolactic fermentation, the wine spent 12 months in oak barrels on its lees, then three months in bottle before release.
Golden yellow in colour, this wine displays flavours of ripe tropical fruits, pineapple, honey and hints of gentle vanilla. The finish is long, carried through by the warmth of the oak.
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Name Finca Flichman Dedicado 'Tupungato Vineyard Chardonnay Country Argentina Region Valle de Uco, Mendoza ABV% 13.5% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 100% Chardonnay Size 750ml Dietary Information No