Finca Flichman Caballero de la Cepa Malbec 2015 - Barrancas, Mendoza, Argentina
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze - Wines of Argentina
Bronze - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze - International Wine Challenge
International Wine Challenge "Vanilla spice and rich black fruits with a grippy tannin finish."
Wine Enthusiast "A full-bodied palate... flavours of licorice, beef jerky and blackberry finish spicy and oaky"
Winemaker "The nose offers aromas of plum combined with delicate oak, spices and chocolate. On the palate, the wine shows a complex concentration of fruits and spices, followed by a round and long finish."
Winemaker "Grapes sourced from exclusive and reserved plots give birth to this contemporary wine but with its own history. It's ageing in oak barrels has made it evolve into a real Gentleman... unique and elegant."
Finca Flichman is a well-recognized Argentine wine-producer, established in 1873 in Barrancas, Maipu. Founded by Sami Flichman, a Jewish immigrant of Polish origin; a visionary pioneer, who planted vineyards on the dry and rocky bed of the Mendoza river. Sami’s son Isaac was the first 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.
Caballero de la Cepa is also known to be the first single varietal wine produced in Argentina, at a time when winemakers followed French and Italian immigrants who were making blends.
Sogrape Vinhos now owns Finca Flichman, investing the vineyards and winery. The original Barrancas vineyard remains among their 400 hectares of vines, which also includes the higher altitude Tupungato vineyard. Chief winemaker German Berra, one of Argentina’s brightest talents, is also an Agronomist Engineer, Oenologist, and professor of Viticulture at Universidad Maza (one of the most renowned universities in Argentina); he also coordinates the Research Group on Sustainable Environmental Practices for wineries. In 2016 German was recognized as the ‘Best Young Winemaker’ in the Argentina Wine Awards. He works closely with consultant and renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini.
Barrancas is a small wine-producing region in the Maipu department of Mendoza, Argentina, centered around the small township of the same name. The slightly warmer climate here means that its wines are typically more soft and ripe than those from other parts of Mendoza.
Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety native to southwestern France (specifically the area around Cahors), but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina. Through its success in the vineyards of Mendoza, in a few short decades, Malbec has shot from relative obscurity to international fame, simultaneously bringing newfound attention and respect to Argentina as a wine-producing nation.