Tanguero Mendoza Malbec

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Finca Flichman Tanguero

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.

Vineyards

Grapes for the Tanguero wines are picked from 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. The vineyards 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.

Vintage Information

Rain and hail made for challenging conditions in 2016. It was one of the coolest vintages on record, which helped to reduce the spread of rot, and also resulted in modest alcohol levels. Overall, yields were lower than they were in 2015.

Vinification

The Malbec grapes for this wine were hand-picked and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for nine days, at 24-28°C. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was then aged for three months in oak casks and a further three months in bottle.

Tasting Notes

This Malbec has an intense red colour and red fruit aromas. 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.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2016
Grape varieties 100% Malbec
Region Mendoza
Winemaker Germán Berra
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 4.83g/l