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El Enemigo Chardonnay 2019

El Enemigo Chardonnay

2019
93+
PARKER
96
SUCKLING

£24.20

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Argentina has spent years, through its own hard work, gaining a huge reputation on the international wine scene. The Malbec grape, forgotten in virtually every other corner of the world (with the exception of Cahors), has catapulted Argentinian reds into standards of the highest quality. However, broadly speaking, we could say that its white wines are less well-known, excepting perhaps the aromatic Torrontés.

The wine under our consideration here shows that Argentina isn't only a land of reds, and many other grapes can produce splendid wines at these latitudes. El Enemigo Chardonnay is an amazing wine, which will delight both experts and neophytes. It combines the Chardonnay grape's best attributes, French barrels and biological ageing masterfully, taking Mendoza white wine to a level of complexity hitherto unimagined until recently.

Obtained from vines planted at an altitude of 1,500 metres on the calcareous soils of Tupungato, El Enemigo Chardonnay ferments with wild yeasts and rests in barrels, under a cap of flor yeast in some of them, evolving and transforming at ease. It smells of dried fruits and nuts (hazelnuts and almond skin) and crystallized fruit. On the palate, the salinity of the biological ageing comes through subtly on a base of candied citrus fruits and the odd shy tropical hint. Lactic and toasty notes envelop an elegant, full and atypical wine which deserves a thorough tasting, perhaps with a sole meunière or a good creamy goat's or sheep's cheese.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 6ºC and 8ºC

Food pairing

Sole a la meuniere / Sheep cheese / Goat's cheese

Ratings and awards

202096 SK
201993+ PK96 SK
201893+ PK97 SK
201798 SK
201694 PK
201592 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

4.4/5
32 reviews
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The winery

Bodega Aleanna

Bodega Aleanna

Argentina is sharply back in focus. It has tremendous potential and in recent years a new batch of young winemakers has been showing how much more there is to discover. The world of wine is evolving and so too in this South American country, where one of the foremost figures answers to the name of Alejandro Vigil, the 'Elvis Presley of wines', 'wine's answer to Messi' or straight to the point and literally, 'the wine beast', although he prefers to describe himself as a simple...

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