2017 El Enemigo Chardonnay Mendoza

  • Winemaker of the year in Argentina
  • "Master of Chardonnay"
  • Highest rated, lowest priced chard of the year 
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About the Wine

Alejandro Vigil is a master of Chardonnay, as well as a man who likes to push boundaries, which is why this impressive white was made with a little flor, just like a Fino Sherry. Toasty, spicy and salty, this is briney and refreshing with some honeyed notes.

If you recognize the name, then you know this is also the winemaker for Catena Zapata, one of the preeminent wineries in Argentina. This project was launched with Adrianna Catena in 2007. The Cabernet Franc has vaulted from obscurity to one of the finest in the world, on par with Right Bank chateau that sell for 3-5 times as much (inquire and we will advise if available)

None of this is any surprise to Greg Martellotto, Bighammerwines.com owner and founder. Read his insights from Mendoza and the importance of Uco Valley as the epicenter for the best wines from the region here.

Aging: In french oak barrels of 500 lt. 35% new, 9 months. Wild yeast.

Reviews

A tightand beautiful white with a dense palate of beautiful, ripe lemons and apples. Layered and refined with phenolic tension.Complex yeast and hints of oak and flor. Full body. Great length. 80 percent flor-growth in barrel. ~98, JS, #21 Top 100 Wines of 2019

Jura was the influence and inspiration for this stunning Chardonnay, aged under flor. Leesy, racy, saline and yeasty, with a core of acidity, subtle oak and a long, tapering finish. A boundary-pushing white for Argentina.” (Best Chardonnays of the Year) ~95, Tim Atkin, MW

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