El Enemigo

Malbec

2019
Mendoza
Argentina
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El Ay-nay-MEE-go Mal-BECK
Varietals
Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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Flavors & Quality
Plum Plum
Tobacco Tobacco
Black Pepper Black Pepper
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COLOR
Purple-Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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Why this wine made the cut…
Juicy, but with just enough freshness and structure.
Mendoza, Argentina
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Malbec
90% Mal-BECK
Malbec is native to southwest France, and still makes up 70% of Cahors, and makes high quality varietal wines in Argentina. The wines are Powerful & Extracted with intense flavors and aromas with black fruits, earth, mineral, often with notes of violets.
Cabernet Franc
8% Ca-ber-NAY FRANK
Cabernet Franc is grown all over the world, but the best expressions are generally found in France, specifically in the Loire, South West, and Bordeaux as a key part of many blends. Medium bodied and more aromatic than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc’s aromas can have an herbaceous tinge depending on the ripeness level.
Petit Verdot
2% Pe-TEET Ver-DO
Petit Verdot is a late-ripening variety grown around the world, but most famously in Bordeaux variety as a blending agent. When ripe, it can add concentration, color, tannin and flavor, particularly spice to blends along with good acidity.
Country / State
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Producer
El Enemigo
Winemaker(s)
Alejandro Vigil
Vintage
2019
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El Enemigo

Mendoza, Argentina

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. 

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El Enemigo's VineyardsEl Enemigo's Vineyards

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.