Tanguero Mendoza-Unoaked Chardonnay

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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

The 2017 vintage in Mendoza was generally warm with dry. Cooler temperatures before harvest meant wines were slightly lower in alcohol, but had well preserved acidity. 2017 is considered one of the best vintages in recent years in Mendoza.

Vinification

Hand-picked grapes are crushed, pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of 20 days at a controlled temperature of 16ºC in order to preserve freshness and enhance primary fruit characters. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation and the wine is bottled young and fresh. It rests in the bottle for three months prior to release.

Tasting Notes

This Chardonnay is bright yellow in colour with green hints. The nose is fresh and fruity, with notes of ripe pineapple and melon. On the palate, the wine is ripe and fresh, with a soft and persistent finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 100% Chardonnay
Region Mendoza
Winemaker Germán Berra
Alcohol (ABV) 12%
Acidity 4.74g/l
Residual Sugar 6.44g/l