El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2017

Adrianna Catena grew up drinking Old-World Bordeaux with her father.  She will never forget the first time dad received a shipment of wine from France and opened a bottle of Cheval Blanc for her. 

Alejandro Vigil served Angelica Zapata Cabernet Franc at his wedding.  It's as if both Alejandro and Adrianna were born with a taste for the peppery aromas, grainy tannins and freshness of this variety.

Tasting Notes

This Cabernet Franc is ruby red in color with soft violet tones. The nose has intense aromas and concentrated notes of cassis, ripe currants, and sweet spices including black pepper and cloves. His tenure provides integrated oak notes of cedar and vanilla.  Fresh impact and excellent structure on the palate, reminiscent of ripe red fruits with hints of eucalyptus and tagged black pepper. This wine has an excellent balance and elegance with a well-structured, persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this Cabernet Franc with grilled game meats.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Gualtallary, Tupungato
Soil composition
Calcareous and Rocky
Elevation
4,620-4,851 feet
Total SO2
100
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
92% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec
Age of Aging Container
20% New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
22 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration length
28
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
16 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.55
Residual sugar
2.5 g/L
Acidity
6.3 g/L
Dry extract
31.5 g/L

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