El Enemigo Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2013 750ml
SKU 825351
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El Enemigo Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2013

Agrelo - Mendoza - Cuyo - Argentina

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Rated 96 by Wine Advocate
The nose of the 2013 Gran Enemigo Agrelo Single Vineyard is an explosion of exotic spices and smoke, a mixture of an Argentinean asado and a Moroccan bazaar! Incense, clove, cardamom, curry and smoke. It's Cabernet Franc with 15% Malbec taken from 2.5 hectares in Catena's La PirĂ¡mide vineyard around the winery. The palate has a salty twist. This was sourced from deep clay soils. It matured in old oak foudres for 15 months. 6,000 bottles produced.
Rated 95 by James Suckling
A dense and layered red with dark berry, dark tea and bark character. Full body and pretty. Shows a length and finesse. Drink now or hold.
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Winery El Enemigo

Region: Cuyo

Argentina's Cuyo region has, for several decades now, been renowned worldwide for the high quality of its fruit-forward and remarkably flavorful wines. The arid region includes such famous provinces as the Mendoza, and wineries in Cuyo often have generations of experience when it comes to making the most of the mineral rich yet arid soils which typify the mountainous landscape. The Desaguadero River and its tributaries form many natural valleys through the Cuyo region, and as such, irrigation has long since provided the dry and dusty vineyard with a fertile and crystal-clear water source, straight from the snowy peaks of the nearby Andes. Although Malbec is the grape varietal most commonly associated with Cuyo, wineries continue to experiment with other varietals there, and the wine industry of Cuyo in Argentina continues to go from strength to strength.

Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.