For more than 100 years, this landmark winery in Barrancas, in the Maipu district of the province of Mendoza, has been producing exceptional wines. Created by the visionary Don Sami Flichman in 1910, the estate was bought by Sogrape in 1998 who made tremendous investments to show their commitment of quality and integrity wines.
The original Flichman Winery was preserved, restored & expanded. The most high-tech winemaking equipment now sits on the hundred year old property. Finca Flichman’s grapes are grown over 950 hectares, predominantly with noble varieties, including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah (some of the oldest in the country), Malbec, Merlot and Chardonnay. The vineyards are located in two regions of Mendonza: Barrancas, 700 meters above sea level and center of Town Tupuganto which rises 1,100 meters above sea level.
Chief Winemaker at Finca Flichman, is an Agronomist Engineer and Oenologist graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. His broad experience includes fifteen harvests in the U.S.A., France and Argentina.
Being a child, his first steps in viticulture were at his family’s vineyards, helping his father. German’s grandfather, an Italian immigrant, had planted those vineyards in early 1900.
He has attended specialized Viticulture and Oenology courses and seminars at Montpellier Université, France, and at Davis University, California, U.S.A. He has got a Master degree in Viticulture and Oenology for Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and L’Ecole de Montpellier.
German has been Winemaker at Finca Flichman since 2007. He had previously worked for Grupo Peñaflor and for Kendall Jackson Winery, Monterrey, California.
His passion for wine has led him to be a professor of Viticulture at Universidad Maza, one of the most renowned universities in Argentina, where he also coordinates the Research Group on Sustainable Environmental Practices for wineries.
His major challenge at Finca Flichman is focused at identifying and exploring the different micro-terroirs that assure the maximum quality potential in wines.
This range of young wines invites you to discover each grape with just enough oak contribution to enhance its identity. Misterio is both easy to drink, and complex, inviting you to discover its “Misterio,” its secrets.
Varietal wines reflect an accessible “New World” taste profile, preserving the distinctive Argentine character. Fifty percent of the wine comes from Finca Flichman own vineyards in Barrancas and Tupungato and the remaining 50% from winegrowers with whom they have long term relations.
Paisaje wines are “ Terroir Wines” created to express the best we can produce from Barrancas (700 mts above sea level) and Tupungato (1.100 mts above sea level) highlighting the distinctive differences in this sub-regions of Mendonza . Blends will vary in each vintage according to the best grapes harvested in that specific year. Paisage de Barrancas is mainly Syrah while Tupungato is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Malbec and Merlot.