Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016

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 Gualtallary shows a deep purple color with red highlights. Its aromas are intense and elegant. Cabernet Franc brings sweet spices, black pepper and 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. The taste is complex, sweet impact with structured tannins, and a very long and persistent finish. 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 is excellent with grilled meats and various cheeses.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Uco Valley
Soil composition
Deep-Calcareous and Rocky
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
4,800 feet
Vines/acre
2,500
Total SO2
105
Bottles produced of this wine
2,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec
Fermentation container
Barriques
Fermentation temperature
72 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration
Maceration length
5
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
7 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.45
Residual sugar
1.8 g/L
Acidity
7.1 g/L
Dry extract
31.5 g/L

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