Finca Flichman Caballero de la Cepa

Mendoza, mendoza Argentina

The winery was founded in 1910 by Don Sami Flichman, who emigrated to Argentina from Łódź in Poland. 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. Trained in oenology in France, Isaac and winemaker Raúl de la Mota created Caballero de la Cepa, one of the first high-quality wines that garnered international awareness for premium Argentinian wines.

The Guedes family-owned Sogrape purchased Finca Flichman in 1998, and invested heavily in restoring the vineyards and equipping the winery with modern equipment. Finca Flichman still owns their original Barrancas vineyard but since 1998 has expanded to the higher altitudes of Tupungato. Situated at the foot of the Andes, the vineyards benefit from large diurnal temperature variations, which result in longer ripening seasons and more elegant styles. Today, the wines are made by Germán Berra, who grew up in Mendoza in an Italian-Argentinian family. With winemaking experience gained in California and the Côtes du Rhône, Germán is one of Argentina’s brightest talents, and was recognised as the ‘Best Young Winemaker’ in the Argentina Wine Awards in 2016. His expertise in viticulture and winemaking are also utilised in his role as Head Professor of Viticulture at Maza University. Germán is supported by consultant and renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra, the South American expert on soil and vineyard mapping.

Caballero de la Cepa

Grapes for the Caballero de la Cepa range are primarily sourced from vineyards in the Barrancas. The Malbec is aged in a mix of 70% French oak and 30% American oak and shows elegant aromas of violets, black plums and cocoa.

 

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