— El Enemigo Malbec 2011 —

Alejandro Vigil has two tattoos on is right forearm: one that says Malbec and another that spells his son's name, Juan Cruz, the two things that changed his life.

Fact Sheet

Varietal:
89% Malbec + 6% Cabernet Franc + 5% Petit Verdot

Vineyards:
Malbec, Gualtallary, 1470 msn
Cabernet Franc, Gualtallary, Tupungato, 1400msn
Petit Verdot, Gualtallary, Tupungato,1400 msn

Type of soil:
Malbec: Calcareous, Deep Calcareous. Rocky soil
Cabernet Franc: Deep Calcareous. Rocky soil
Petit Verdot: Deep Calcareous. Rocky soil

Vinification:
Wild yeast, Max. Temp. 29º C for 20 days,
with 30 days of maceration

Aging:
In foudre

Alcohol:
13.9 % vol

Acidity / pH:
6.50 / 3.55

Tasting Notes

El Enemigo Malbec is fermented in both 225 liter barrels and old cement containers like those used a long time ago in Mendoza.

"Malbec is a wine to drink when you are thirsty, in quantity with friends," says Alejandro.  El Enemigo Malbec is made to be drank this way, not so heavy but with high acidity.  "It's got to be able to stand up to the roasted pig and to the unquenchable thirst of my neighbors in the Republic of Chachingo," says Alejandro smiling.

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