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Finca Flichman Dedicado 'Tupungato Vineyard' Blend

Finca Flichman Dedicado 'Tupungato Vineyard' Blend

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The winery was founded in 1910 by Polish immigrant Don Sami Flichman.  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, 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.

Vineyards
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.

Vinification
A blend of MalbecCabernet 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.

Tasting Notes
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.

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