Finca Flichman Caballero de la Cepa, Mendoza Malbec
VEGAN / HIGH ALTITUDE VINEYARDS
Top Malbec from ONE OF Argentine's oldest producerS. Not too meaty or over-oaked and lower in alcohol than most - almost discrete which isn't something you often hear about Malbec. Perfect balance of ripe fruit, soft tannins and oaky spice.
'This wine is deep violet in colour with blue hues. The aroma is perfumed and complex - a combination of violets, sour cherries and oak spice. On the palate, it is concentrated with blackberries, ripe plums and tobacco leaves. Sweet, ripe tannins balance the fruit, and the finish is complex and long' (Liberty Wines).
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 modernising the winery. 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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