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. 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 18Â°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.