Chardonnay 2019



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Dénomination origine (DOC)
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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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Press reviews

James Suckling

- 96 points -

James Suckling, April 2021

Cooked apple, lemon curd and light vanilla on the nose, together with stone, mineral and some dried flowers. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and beautiful fruit. Hints of vanilla and pie crust in the aftertaste. Always great quality for the price. 

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- 95 points -


Gualtallary is one of Argentina's best sources for chardonnay, and one of the jewels in its crown is the Adrianna Vineyard, which Catena planted in 1992. That's where this chardonnay comes from, with its soils rich in calcium carbonate and stones of alluvial origin. The vineyard produces whites with lots of personality, and that comes through here in the mineral notes mixed with fruity flavors. The body is ample and speaks of its nine months in barrels—the toasted notes, the slight sweetness. This is an imposing chardonnay, delicious for fatty-fleshed fish. Or also for the cellar. This white will only gain in complexity with more time in the bottle.

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- 94 points -

April 2021

The 2019 Chardonnay El Enemigo from Gualtallary, Uco Valley, was aged for nine months in 500-liter barrels, partially in flor. Yellow with golden flecks. The aromas deliver cedar, hazelnut, hints of white fruit, a touch of yeast and a whiff of sherry. Dry in the mouth, with a terse, velvety texture that nonetheless remains compact. The backdrop is full of cedar and flor flavors with hints of salinity and a prolix aftertaste.

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