EL ENEMIGO Gran Enemigo Torrontes 2019
94 points “This is vibrant, tasty, very balanced, elegant and precise, with chalky and salty sensations to finish.” - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
They say “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” El Enemigo meaning ‘the enemy’ is a winery you’re going to want to keep very close and share with only the closest of friends.
A brand new wine from the Enemigo brand made from 100% Torrontes from the vineyards in Gualtallary, situated 1.6 kilometres above sea level. This fresh and clean wine gives seductive perfumed aromas of flowers, peach, wet stone and herbs on the nose. While subtle notes of lime, peach, grapefruit and almond sit on the palate and develop into a long lengthy finish with chalk and saline. The crispness and acidity will pair beautifully with fine seafood dishes or something spicy and fresh.
El Enemigo is a cult Argentinian winery. It’s a partnership between soil expert Alejandro Vigil (Director of Winemaking at the iconic Bodega Catena Zapata) and Adrianna Catena (sister of the Managing Director and fourth-generation vintner at Bodega Catena Zapata, Dr Laura Catena). The idea was formed in 2009, while the two strolled back along the River Thames after a party at the Embassy of Argentina in London where Nicolás Catena Zapata – Adrianna’s father and the man who put Argentinian wine on the world map – had just been awarded Decanter Man of the Year. They decided to create a winery that respected traditions but rejected the status quo, for example employing 100-year-old Alsatian oak foudres imported directly from Italy, but also the more fashionable concrete eggs. Inspired by a mutual love of old-school Pomerol and Château Cheval Blanc, the focus was to be cool-climate, high-altitude Cabernet Franc – at this point it’s worth noting that some of their vineyards are nearly 1.5km above sea level. This was a pretty rebellious and radical concept, because all anybody wanted to talk about at the time was Malbec from Argentina. We love this kind of renegade thinking, especially when the wines taste this good.
SKU No.: 4103279
Style No.: 970657
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.5%