Finca Flichman Dedicado, `Gran Corte` Uco Valley, 2014
Valle de Uco, Valle de Uco, Mendoza Argentina

£ 31.95, 75 cl

Only made in the best years, this blend of Cabernet, Malbec and Syrah has rich aromas of black plums, blackberries, violets and tobacco leaves and is made from fruit sourced from estate owned vineyards. The Syrah is from Argentina's oldest vines.

Tasting notes

A deep red wine with violet shades. There is a rich aroma of black plums, blackberries and tobacco leaves. On the palate it is soft, elegant and complex with a long finish.

Vinyards

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.

Vinification

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Malbec and 10% Syrah spent 12 days fermenting at 26-29°C. Malolactic fermentation was allowed before the wine aged for 12 months in French and American oak, followed by a year in bottle before release.

Producer

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.

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