To produce the Unoaked Chardonnay Mendoza Finca Flichman Tanguero the hand-picked grapes were crushed, pressed and then fermented in stainless-steel tanks. This was over a period of 20 days at a controlled temperature of 16ºC to preserve freshness and enhance the primary fruit characteristics. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation and was bottled while young and fresh. It was then kept in bottle for three months prior to release.
Grapes for the Tanguero wines were picked from the Barrancas region in southern Maipú, Mendoza. The vines here are planted on rocky, well-draining soils to the south of the Mendoza river, at 700 metres above sea level. The vineyards are located at high altitudes, meaning there is a high diurnal range. This extends the growing season and helps to retain freshness and finesse in the wines.
Finca Flichman 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 Rogelio Rabino, who works closely with consultant and renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini.