Chardonnay 2018

EL ENEMIGO

Chardonnay
2018

$37.70*

* Suggested retail price

65 case(s) available

Product code
178470
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Available
Product type
Still wine
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Winery's website

About this winery

El Enemigo, “the enemy”. The struggle that most defines us in our lives is the one that we wage with our selves. We are all our own worst enemies. This is the credo behind the name on the label. The wines of El Enemigo are enigmatic, charismatic, and verging on iconoclastic. In that way the wines reflect their maker, Alejandro Vigil, an almost Picasso-like personality. “Ale”, as he is known, is the head winemaker at the iconic Bodega Catena Zapata, but he has many loves. He consults,...

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Notes about product

Grapes sourced from the Gualtallary and Tupungato vineyards, at elevations between 1400m - 1500m (4593ft - 4921ft).

Winemaking notes

Fermented using wild yeast under controlled temperatures for 40 days. Aged 9 months in French oak (35% new).

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 97 points -

#2 TOP 100 VALUE WINES OF 2020

April 2020

This is another rock-star chardonnay from here with dried-apple, pear-skin, crushed-stone and peach-pit character. Full body. Creamy texture. Phenolic form and a long, flavourful finish. 

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Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

October 2019

The textbook 2018 El Enemigo Chardonnay had varietal aromas and notes from the barrel, giving it a very attractive profile. But there is a secret: the barrels develop some flor yeasts in the style of Jerez (or Jura) and this gives the wine a spicy twist, hints of curry and white pepper. The wine is silky and the very high acidity is not noticeable. This is a great commercial success, and at the price, it offers great value.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 93 points -

May 2020

Inspired by the wines of Jura as well as Jerez, this pure Gualtallary Chardonnay is aged
under flor and also includes 20% from a solera. Effortlessly handling its 35% new wood, it’s a complex, saline, savoury white, where terroir and winemaking technique are more important than the grape variety.

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