— Gran Enemigo 2010 —
Agrelo Single Vineyard
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.
Cabernet Franc 85% + Malbec 15%
Cabernet Franc, Agrelo, 930msn. High density.
Malbec, Agrelo, 930msn. High density.
Type of soil:
Cabernet Franc: clay soil
Malbec: Clay soil
7 months in foudre
Acidity / pH:
6 / 3.69
Fermentation in barrel, average temperature: 22ºC. Cold maceration for 5 days. Average maceration 23 days. 30% whole bunch. French oak barrels 2nd and 3rd use. Four different harvest times (1,5 month between the first and the last one).
"Adrianna and I make it in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties," Alejandro Vigil.
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