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Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard 2015

Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard

2015
Mendoza (Argentina)

Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard is a wine of great complexity, made primarily from Cabernet...

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£ 82.84

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard 2015

Type

Wine Red Young Crianza

Wine region

Mendoza (Argentina)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard is a wine of great complexity, made primarily from Cabernet Franc grapes, along with a small percentage of Malbec; both varietals ferment together, in the old Pomerol style. The grapes come from the Gualtallary region, grown in a vineyard planted at an altitude of 1,430 metres, on a chalky soil.

In this desert-like, rocky corner of the Uco Valley, the plants enjoy a colder climate than in other nearby areas, which endows the wines with extra freshness and tension. 50% of the volume was fermented with destemmed Cabernet Franc grapes and 30% whole clusters of Malbec. The grapes originating from more calcareous soils underwent carbonic maceration in small tanks and were pressed a week later, then the must finished fermenting in second and third-fill French oak barrels. After that, all the wine aged for seven months in large French oak casks.

Its colour is intense, purple with a reddish rim. Its aromas are complex, intense and elegant. Complementing the vegetal and spicy notes of the Cabernet Franc are those of the Malbec's ripe black fruit. Time spent in contact with the oak adds restrained touches of vanilla overall. On the palate, the texture is very fine and the acidity amazing. It proves complex, with structured, grainy tannins. The finish and aftertaste emphasise its mineral, almost saline character.

If you want to understand the true potential of this region, with soils akin to Burgundy and Champagne, don't deprive yourself of one of the very few 3,400 bottles of this immense Mendoza red.

Cured cheeses / Duck / Oven-cooked meats

  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Pedro (11/01/2019) - Vintage 2014

Un gran vino sin duda!

Suave y equilibrado. Complejo en boca. Taninos suaves y un toque dulzón. Color granate intenso. Aromas ligeramente especiados. Se disfruta cada gota.

by: Verdurin (01/06/2019) - Vintage 2013

señor vino

De entrada dejarlo airearse y luego degustar en la boca esos aromas que emanan al inicio con prodigioso señorio de pimientas y retamas.

by: TomasCZ (08/04/2018) - Vintage 2012

A full, wonderful wine with a long finish and a gorgeous dark ruby color Drinking is already now, but every year it improves The rating which received from the RP is adequate

by: marco (19/05/2017) - Vintage 2012

Enjoyed it ‘mucho’!

According to the experts you shouldn’t touch this before 2020… but patience is overrated. So I opened it, decanted it and enjoyed it ‘mucho’! Intense flavors of dark berries, plum, red fruit and a hint of sugared nuts caressed my palate. Concentrated but balanced up until the looooong finish died.

by: Bellacoscia (05/04/2018) - Vintage 2012

Dejarle tiempo

Buen vino, pero el 98+ de R. Parker me sorprende. Con 14 horas en el local, destapado para oxidación, y trasvasado, el resultado fué bueno pero no trascendente. Nariz muy discreta, robusto en boca sin ser recio (para un cabernet franco, poco "redondo" a mi gusto) y agradablemente largo en boca (ligeramente astringente). Pienso dejarle unos años más. El avance del viñedo mendocino es espectacular.

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