2017 Bonarda La Esperanza
12 x 750
Aleanna has finally done it! The joint venture between Catena's winemaker Alejandro Vigil and Dr. Catena's younger daughter, Adrianna, has produced a perfect wine in 2013. They are without a doubt one of the leading names in the whole of Argentina. Look up the wines from previous years to see the progress of this exciting achievement!
...a partnership formed by historian Adrianna Catena (daughter of Nicolás Catena) and oenologist Alejandro Vigil. The winery produces wines from family vines that have become iconic among the new generation, such as the El Enemigo line. Particularly notable are their Cabernet Franc and Bonarda (the latter from eastern Mendoza), which are a couple of the most interesting wines on the market. A potent combination of experience and creative oenology.
Although El Enemigo is a relatively young Argentine estate established in 2008, its founders are anything but inexperienced. The winemaker Alejandro Vigil is a soil expert who has been the chief winemaker of Bodega Catena Zapata for more than 17 years and his partner Adrianna Catena, who is a historian, is Nicolas Catena’s youngest daughter, whose dream is to continue her family winery Catena Zapata’s legacy in the future. Whether it’s the vineyards of Gualtallary — which we refer to as Mendoza’s Montrachet — in Valle de Uco or the lower sections of Agrelo, Alejandro always manages to produce exceptional wines that encapsulate Mendoza’s diverse soils, terroirs, microclimates and grape types.
James Suckling, October 2018