Awarded a Platinum medal and 97 points at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).
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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.
The Dedicado is made from the best hand-harvested fruit from the highaltitude 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.
The 2014-2015 harvest presented mean temperatures well below historic averages. Only in March did temperatures approach mean or close-to-mean values. Then, halfway through April, ripening finally accelerated. The long, slow ripening yielded very expressive wines.
All grapes were harvested by hand, and then fermented in stainless-steel tanks for 15-20 days at a maximum temperature of 28ºC. Malolactic fermentation followed before the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, followed by eight months in bottle.
A blend of 77% Malbec, 13% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
This wine is deep ruby in colour. On the nose, there are rich aromas of blackberries, eucalyptus and chocolate with a hint of black pepper. The palate is full and plush with soft tannins.
ABV = 13.5%.