— Gran Enemigo 2010 —
Gualtallary 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. 

Fact Sheet

Varietal:
Cabernet Franc 85% + Malbec 15%

Vineyard:
Cabernet Franc, Gualtallary, Tupungato, 1470 msn
High density (10.000 plants per hectare)
Malbec, Gualtallary, Tupungato, 1470 msn
High density (10.000 plants per hectare)

Type of soil:
Cabernet Franc: Calcareous, rocky soil
Malbec: Calcareous, Deep- Calcareous. Rocky soil

Aging:
7 months in foudre

Alcohol:
13.9% vol

Acidity / pH:
7 / 3.6

Vinification:

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. 4 different harvest times (1,5 month between the first and the last one)

Tasting Notes

"Adrianna and I make it in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties," says Alejandro.

Namesake

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.

Winemaker

Alejandro Vigil, Bodega Aleanna