The winery was founded in 1910 by Don Sami Flichman, who emigrated to Argentina from Łodz in Poland. He purchased property in Barrancas (southern Maipu) 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. Trained in oenology in France, Isaac and winemaker Raúl de la Mota created Caballero de la Cepa, one of the first high-quality wines that garnered international awareness for premium Argentinian wines.
The Guedes-family-owned Sogrape purchased Finca Flichman in 1998 and invested heavily in restoring the vineyards and modernising the winery. Finca Flichman still owns the original Barrancas vineyard but since 1998 has expanded to the higher altitudes of Tupungato in the Uco Valley. Situated at the foot of the Andes, the vineyards benefit from large diurnal temperature variations, which result in longer ripening seasons and more elegant styles. Today, the local winemaking team is supported by consultant and renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini as well as Pedro Parra, the South American expert on soil and vineyard mapping.
The Dedicado is made from the best hand-harvested fruit from the high-altitude Tupungato vineyards in the Valle de Uco. Renowned viticultural consultant Pedro Parra of Clos des Fous consults on the vineyard locations. 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.
A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot spent nine days fermenting at 27-30°C and underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged for 12 months in French and American oak followed by eight months in bottle before release.
Deep red with violet nuances, this wine is brimming with ripe, red fruits, plums and redcurrants, along with a hint of spicy oak. On the palate, it has concentrated flavours, firm tannins and a vein of minerality. The finish is long and complex.