Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2014

Winemaking is spread between the Catena family winery in the Uco Valley and Alejandro's own barrel room in his garden of Chachingo - The Republic - where his young son rides a horse among olive trees and where dogs and chickens share the grounds with the Vigil family and the winery.

Tasting Notes

El Gran Enemigo SV Agrelo is deep purple with red highlights. Its aromas are intense and elegant. Cabernet Franc brings light notes of eucalyptus and thyme. Malbec brings notes of ripe black fruits, blackberries and black cherries. The oak aging gives a touch of chocolate and vanilla to blend. Excellent balance and elegant. This wine was made in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties.

Food Pairing

This wine pairs beautifully with roast chicken, turkey, duck, and other game birds along with seared steak and veal.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Uco Valley
Soil composition
Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
3,050 feet
Vines/acre
High Density
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec
Fermentation container
Barriques
Fermentation temperature
72 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration
Maceration length
23
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
7 months

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