El Enemigo 2012 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard
In London on September 18, 2009, Alejandro Vigil and Adrianna Catena walked back from the Argentine Embassy where Nicolas Catena had just received the Decanter Man of the Year Award among a group of dear friends from around the world. The Thames was covered in mist as Adrianna began to tell Alejandro about the Great Fire of 1666, stories from another September night in London.
Adrianna is an historian who recently completed her Ph.D. in History at Oxford University. Alejandro, a soils engineer, has been chief winemaker at Catena Zapata since 2002. They share a mutual fascination with the writers Dostoyevsky and Cortázar, a passion for the Hellenic Philosophers, a love of used books, live music, long meals with old friends, and a deep, obsessive dedication to their young families.
On that walk, Alejandro and Adrianna decided to make a wine together, a wine that would represent their deep respect for history and tradition, and their complete irreverence towards the status quo.
The result is the 2012 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard. Created in a Bordeaux blend style of 85% Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec, this wine is so expressive that Luis Guitierrez of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, said, “The nose…almost made me fall from my chair. This reminded me of my favorite Bordeaux, Lafleur, because of the elegance, the refinement of the tannins and length. It has citric, effervescent acidity that makes you salivate.”
This is the Coolest Wine of the Week.
-The Wine Ranger
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