El Enemigo Chardonnay (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Country

    Argentina

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Sub-Region

    Luyan de Cuyo

  • Grape

    Chardonnay

  • Food Pairing

    ChickenLobsterScallops

El Enemigo is produced at Piedemonte al Sur, located in southern foothills of Maipu, Mendoza. The facility is named for the unique aspect of Mendoza’s high-altitude winemaking region nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. 

Alejandro Vigil is a soil expert, a winemaker and an animal lover. He is the Chief Winemaker at Bodega Catena Zapata and the former head of the soil division at Argentina’s Wine Institute. Among his many pets, he keeps a cow to produce milk for donation to the local school children.  Adrianna Catena is the daughter of Nicolás Catena. She is a graduate student in Early Modern Spanish history at the University of Oxford, UK. Her dream is to continue the family legacy of winemaking, while pursuing a passion for history and writing from a cottage surrounded by vineyards in the Argentine Andes.

Tasting Notes

Jura was the influence and inspiration for this complex Chardonnay. It was aged under flor creating a racy, saline and yeasty white wine with a core of acidity and light oak influence.  The palate is dense, showing lemon curd, pineapple and fresh tree fruit; layered and refined with notes of spice on the lingering finish.  

Method

The grapes are sourced from vineyards located at 1450 meters above sea level.  Wild yeast fermentation in 500l French oak barrels, 35% new at a maximum temperature of 18 C for 40 days.  The wine ages for 9 months in French oak under flor yeast, similar to a Fino Sherry or some wines from the Jura region of France.     

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