El Enemigo Chardonnay (750ml)
Luyan de Cuyo
El Enemigo is produced in the foothills of the Andes Mountains at Piedemonte al Sur, of Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, is also the Chief Winemaker at Bodega Catena Zapata and the former head of the soil division at Argentina’s Wine Institute.
A tight and beautiful expression of Chardonnay. A dense palate of ripe tropical fruit, lemon curd and fresh apple. Layered and refined with phenolic tension. Satisfying and complex layers of fruit, yeasty notes, hints of spice and vanillin from oak. Great length.
“Jura was the influence and inspiration for this stunning Chardonnay, aged under flor. Leesy, racy, saline and yeasty, with a core of acidity, subtle oak and a long, tapering finish. A boundary-pushing white for Argentina.” (Best Chardonnays of the Year)– Tim Atkin, MW – 95
The grapes are sourced from vineyards located at 1450 meters above sea level. Wild yeast fermentation in French oak barrels of 500 lt. 35% new at a maximum temperature of 18º C for 40 days. The wine ages for 9 months in French oak under flor yeast, similar to a Fino Sherry.