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.
Grapes for the Misterio Malbec are picked from the Barrancas region in southern Maipu, Mendoza. The vines here are planted in rocky, well-drained plots situated along the south side of the Mendoza river. The vineyards sit at high altitudes, meaning that there are large temperature differences between day and night. This extends the growing season and helps to retain freshness and finesse in the wines.
The grapes were hand-picked and then fermented for eight days at temperatures between 28-30°C. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged in oak barrels for four months prior to bottling.
Deep red in colour, with a complex aroma of violets and black plums. On the palate, plush flavours of blackberries and tobacco leaves are complemented by sweet tannins and an elegant and complex finish.