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Gran Enemigo Gualtallary

The first Argentine wine with 100 Parker points
75 cl.
2020
75 cl.
2019
99 Parker
96 Suckling
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Details
Alcohol 14.00%
Production area Mendoza
Designation Mendoza
Contains sulphites
Varieties 85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec
Service 16.0
Volume 75 cl.
Tasting notes

Red wine Aged in wood. 15 months in French oak barrels.

Style Gran Enemigo Gualtallary
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Pairing
Red meat, White meats, Soft cheeses

About Gran Enemigo Gualtallary

Alejandro Vigil shares a birthday with Che Guevara, which is why he has a “typical” revolutionary streak and is not afraid to challenge the limits of viticulture and enology. This tireless winemaker is known as “the Messi of wine”. He was the first to achieve the highly sought after 100 Parker points for Argentina.
 
Although it could be said that it was actually 200 Parker points. In 2018, for the first time ever, two Argentine wines made by Alejandro Vigil, achieved it: 100 Parker points for Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones 2016, a wine from the Catena Zapata winery, where Vigil works as director of winemaking; and 100 Parker points for Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard Gualtallary Cabernet Franc 2013, made at Alejandro’s own project, Bodega Aleanna (The Enemy), which he runs in partnership with Adrianna Catena, the youngest daughter of Nicolás Catena Zapata.
 
With this background, Gran Enemigo Gualtallary has become a flagship wine, especially for Adrianna and Alejandro, and for Argentine viticulture. This red wine starts life at an altitude of 1,470 metres above sea level, in a high density vineyard planted in Gualtallary (Mendoza), surrounded by a stunning landscape. It is made from a coupage of Cabernet Franc (in greater proportion) and Malbec varieties, with the vines growing in calcareous soils that are very similar to those you would find in Burgundy or Champagne.
 
The grapes are harvested at five different times, with a period of one and a half months between the first and the last harvest. When the grapes reach the winery, they undergo a cold maceration (5 days) and maceration at medium temperature for 23 days, with 30% of the clusters whole. Fermentation is carried out in barrels at medium temperature. The resulting wine is aged for 5 months in 100-year-old foudres.
 
Gran Enemigo Gualtallary is a limited production wine, it is precise, with transgressive elegance and it is vibrant and fresh, which breaks with the guidelines established by classic viticulture and manages to place Argentina’s wines among the best.
 
2019

Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2019 unfurls a spectrum of fragrances, with highlights of ripe black fruits such as blackberries and plums, interwoven with spiced nuances and a delicate mineral undertone. On the palate, its concentration asserts itself robustly, delivering a sumptuous texture and an extended finish that leaves an imprint of sophistication and intricacy. This red wine exhibits a commendable balance, with refined tannins and an inviting acidity that encourages continued savoring of each sip.

2018

Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 is an exquisite and multifaceted red wine. On the nose, it delivers a flawless harmony between the herbaceous and spicy undertones characteristic of the Cabernet Franc and the robust fruitiness of the Malbec grape. On the palate, it reveals a sublime delicacy coupled with an astonishing acidity. An unforgettable wine, formidable, with a mineral core, almost saline in nature, truly exceptional.

2017

El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2017 is a red wine that surprises with its austerity, but expresses itself with great freshness and minerality. On the nose there are ripe black fruits accompanied by spicy notes. The palate is smooth, with excellent and very marked acidity. A vibrant, subtle and elegant red with a pleasant, long finish.

2020
99 Parker
96 Suckling
2019
100 Parker
100 Suckling
2018
98 Parker
96 Suckling
2017
98 Parker
97 Suckling

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