— El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2011 —
Adrianna Catena grew up drinking Old-World Bordeaux with her father. She will never forget the first time dad got 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.
92% Cabernet Franc + 8% Malbec
Cabernet Franc, Gualtallary, Tupungato, 1400 msn
Malbec, Gualtallary, 1470 msn
Type of Soil:
Cabernet Franc: Deep Calcareous. Rocky soil
Malbec: Calcareous, Deep Calcareous. Rocky soil
Wild yeast, Max. Temp. 28º C for 22 days, with 28 days of maceration. 5 different harvest times (with a total of a 5 week difference period between the first and the last one)
16 months in French Oak, 20% New.
13.9 % vol
Acidity / pH:
6.50 / 3.50
The grapes are sourced from Gualtallary, limestone soils, round rocks and extreme high altitude - ideal for making a wine of elegance and ageability.
The winemaking is traditional Mendoza style. Alejandro brought old 100 year old Alsatian foudres (barrels) from Italy and had them re-toasted and reassembled in Mendoza. The gentleness of this wood, brings out the true character of cool climate cabernet franc.
El Enemigo (The Enemy): At the end of the journey, we remember only one battle. The one we fought against ourselves, the original enemy. The one that defined us.
Alejandro Vigil, Bodega Aleanna