2017 El Enemigo Chardonnay
12 x 750
“Winemaker Alejandro Vigil has the word ‘Malbec’ tattooed on his arm – a small sign of the love he feels for Argentina’s flagship grape. However, based on his wine career, maybe the tattoo should read ‘Adrianna Vineyard’.
This mountainous site, located above 1,400m in the foothills of the Andes in Gualtallary, has been of fundamental importance in Vigil’s professional career – right from the first time he visited it in the mid-1990s, while working for the soil department of INTA, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology.
‘It was just planted, and I could not believe that someone had dared to plant there, on those stony soils, at that height,’ remembers Vigil.
It is the source of the Malbec and Cabernet Franc grapes used to produce Gran Enemigo, the top line of Bodega Aleanna, where Vigil is winemaker and partner. With these and other wines, Vigil has managed to extract, from a privileged vineyard, one of the most solid collections of wines in Argentina.”
Patricio Tapia, Septembre 2021