Origin: Finca Flichman - Mendoza, Argentina
Taste guide: Medium bodied, plum and raspberry fruit flavours, elegant softened tannins, oaked
75cl - 12% - screwcap
Estate grown and bottled
The Finca Flichman winery was founded in 1910 and following their purchase by Sogrape Vinhos in 1998, the vineyards were restored and the winery updated 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 renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini.
Grapes for this Tanguero Malbec were hand-picked from vineyards in the Barrancas region in southern Maipú, Mendoza. The vines here are planted in rocky, well-drained plots situated along the south side of the Mendoza river. and sit at high altitudes, meaning there are large temperature differences between day and night. This extends the growing seasons and helps to retain freshness and finesse in the wines. Following harvesting, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for nine days under controlled temperatures. The wine then underwent secondary malolactic fermentation and was then aged for three months in oak casks and a further three months in bottle in the winery
This wine is ruby red in colour with intense aromas of red fruit. Plums and cherries are complemented by a touch of oak. On the palate, this wine has plum and raspberry flavours with an elegant, soft finish.
This is a top quality estate bottled Malbec produced from hand-picked grapes from single estate vineyards. Not released by the winery until October 2017 so the advised ageing potential of 3 years from release means this wine is at its optimum now.
Imported by the renowned Liberty Wines and sold in independent wine merchants at prices around £10
At Binendwines just £7.25 for very limited stocks.