El Enemigo Malbec (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Country

    Argentina

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Sub-Region

    Luyan de Cuyo

  • Grape

    Malbec

  • Food Pairing

    BBQGameRed Meat

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

The El Enemigo Malbec is a rich and concentrated Malbec.  The nose is pronounced with aromas of black fruit, ripe Morello cherries and spice.  The palate is full bodied and densely concentrated with spic, bramble fruit and violet.  The tannins are present but elegant and well integrated bringing structure to the lush fruit and the finish is persistent and delicious. 

Method

Malbec grapes are complimented by about 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  The grapes grow at high elevation in calcareous rocky soils.  Wild yeast fermentation for 20 days at a maximum temperature of 29 C with 30 days of maceration.  El Enemigo Malbec is fermented in both 225 liter barrels and old cement containers like those used a long time ago in Mendoza. The wine then ages in foudre. 

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$37.00

*All prices include applicable taxes and bottle deposit.

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