El Gran Enemigo 2014

In the spectrum of people who pay attention to detail, winemakers are often incredibly detail-oriented.  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.

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. 

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with grilled meat, cheese, or slow roasted beef dishes.

Production Info
Soil composition
Varied
Elevation
3000-5000 feet
Vines/acre
4000
Yield/acre
2.2 tons
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container
Oak Barrel
Age of Aging Container
35% New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
22 days
Fermentation temperature
84.2 °F
Maceration technique
Punch down and delestage
Maceration length
30
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Oak
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French and American oak
Length of aging before bottling
15 Months if 100 year old foudre.
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.9 %
pH level
3.4
Acidity
6.3 g/L

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