Finca Flichman Caballero de la Cepa Malbec 2018 - Barrancas, Argentina
Silver - International Wine Challenge 2020
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2015 Vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2015 Vintage)
Bronze - Wines of Argentina (2015 Vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (2015 Vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2015 Vintage)
The Winemaker "This wine is ruby red in colour with blue hues. The aroma is perfumed and complex - a combination of violets, cherries and oak spice. On the palate, it is concentrated with blackberries, ripe plums and tobacco leaves. Sweet, ripe tannins balance the fruit."
International Wine Challenge "Vanilla spice and rich black fruits with a grippy tannin finish." (2015 Vintage)
Wine Enthusiast "A full-bodied palate... flavours of licorice, beef jerky and blackberry finish spicy and oaky" (2015 Vintage)
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." (2015 Vintage)
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.