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El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018

El Enemigo Chardonnay

2018
Mendoza (Argentina)
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Argentina has spent years, through its own hard work, gaining a huge reputation on the international...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018

Type

Wine White Barrel Aged

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

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.

Food pairing

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

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 8ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Graham Critchell (17 Sep) - Vintage 2018

Excellent Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is a very fine example from Argentina. It reminds me of a Meursault which says it all really. And at a price that undercuts the French gem that makes it well worthwhile. It's still expensive, but it is worth every penny.

by: JON (10 Jun) - Vintage 2017

El enemigo

Chardonnay 2017 excelente con un sabor delicioso debido sin duda a su crianza en barrica.

by: Richard J (11/02/2019) - Vintage 2016

Delicious complex chardonnay

This wine shows just how far Argentina has travelled in creating white wines of great depth and interest. Caramelised fruit on the nose, followed by layers on stone fruit, tropical fruit and spice notes, finely balanced with oak, giving a long finish that takes nothing away from this wine's elegance and freshness.

by: Iván Avatar Gonzalo (19/06/2019) - Vintage 2016

Mi blanco favorito del 2019

Ha sido el vino blanco que he repetido y que más me ha sorprendido de este primer semestre del 2019. Muy recomendable.

by: Lepto (04/03/2019) - Vintage 2016

De la classe

Un très beau vin , équilibré, ample très long en bouche, belle matière.psrfsit avec des coquilles saint Jacques ou un poisson blanc.

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