Malbec 2016

A joint venture between Adrianna Catena, daughter of Nicolas Catena, and Alejandro Vigil, Chief Winemaker at Bodega Catena Zapata, El Enemigo Malbec is produced at Piedemonte al Sur, located in the southern foothills of Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. The facility is named for the unique aspect of Mendoza's high altitude winemaking region nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

Tasting Notes

Rich and concentrated, it offers aromas of black fruit, cherry and dark berryfruit on the nose followed in the palate by a full-bodied wine with flavors of spice, blackberry, black cherry, pepper and a slight floral character. The finish is elegant and lengthy.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with rodizio, Lyonnaise sauces, grilled steaks, and barbecued ribs.

Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous, Rocky, and Sandy-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
4,620-4,851 feet
Vines/acre
1,800
Yield/acre
0.8-1.0 tons
Year vineyard planted
1986
Harvest time
March-May
First vintage of this wine
2008
Bottles produced of this wine
40,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Malbec
Length of alcoholic fermentation
20 days
Fermentation temperature
84 °F
Maceration length
30
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
15 Months if 100 year old foudre.

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