2017 El Enemigo 'Gran Enemigo' Argentina - Harvest Wine Shop

2017 El Enemigo 'Gran Enemigo' Argentina

2017 El Enemigo 'Gran Enemigo' Argentina

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"In the spectrum of people who pay attention to detail, winemakers are often incredibly detailoriented. This can sometimes spill over to become an internal battled, and, as Alejandro Vigil and Adrianna Catena state, "We are our own worst enemy." El Enemigo pays homage to this internal struggle" 

This wine comes from a mix of high altitude vineyards in Tupungato — all different soil types to create a wonderful blend. Aged 15 Months in 65% 100 year old foudre and 35% new oak — both French and American oak.

Tasting Notes "The nose presents sweet aromas of black ripen fruits with hints of vanilla and chocolate, which appear after the oak ageing. The mouthfeel is sweet with structured, persistent tannins due to
the natural acidity of this wine, leading into an excellent long finish."

Variety 50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Region Mendoza, Argentina
Volume 750ml

Alcohol Volume 14%

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El Enemigo translates as the enemy. Nodding to the fact that at the end of any journey, most remember only one battle — the one fought within (the original enemy). This is the battle that defines us. The wines of El Enemigo are a tribute to those internal battles that make us who we are, brought to fruition by a winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, and a historian, Adrianna Catena who share a love of wine and reach back in time to capture the era when European immigrants first settled in Argentina. These settlers sought to make wines as fine, and finer, than those of their old homeland. By 1936, Malbec and Petit Verdot were the most widely planted fine varietals in Argentina, their blend considered the ultimate in refinement and aging potential.

Winemaking Philosophy

El Enemigo is produced at BESA, located in the Vista Flores district in Tunuyán, 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, winemaker, and agronomist. He is the Chief Winemaker at Bodega Catena Zapata, the former head of the soil division at Argentina’s Wine Institute, and the former head of the soil division of INTA. 

Adrianna Catena is the daughter of Nicolás Catena. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Modern Iberian Atlantic history from the University of Oxford. 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.

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