El Enemigo, or The Enemy, founded by winemaker Alejandro Vigil and historian Adrianna Catena, is located in the Vista Flores district in Tunuyán, in the Uco valley, a high altitude location known for winemaking in Mendoza. The majority of vineyards are situated along the eastern edge of the Andes Mountains, with the Tunuyan River located just below.
The terroir is defined by extremes. The high-altitude averages 3,300 feet above sea level, there is plentiful sun during the day, but cool nights, given the exposure. The intense sun and the desert-like dry conditions help ripen grapes, while the colder nights and Alpine winds extend the growing season.
The diurnal temperature swings help make intense red wines like Malbec, with a level of elegance, complexity, and acidity that speaks to the terroir.