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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...

22.00

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018

Type

Wine White Barrel Aged

Origin

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: Daniel Costa (16/12/2020) - Vintage 2018

Great wine

Awesome price/quality ratio. A very well made Chardonnay that delivers way above the pricetag

by: Alessio (04/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

This is going to be a star

Vanilla, oak, earthy notes, well rounded Chardonnay. Oak is not at all overwhelming and leave a pleasant balance and freshness in the wine. Really you can feel the effort in making this a great wine, with the perfect armony between fruits and body. Leave it in the cellar for 3/4 years and you will be amazed

by: Graham Critchell (17/09/2020) - 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: FM (25 Jan) - Vintage 2018

Chablis Argentino!

Fruta muy fresca con una acidez muy buena. Poderia ser un chablis

by: Jo (31/12/2020) - Vintage 2018

Com sempre, molt bo!

Any rere any aconsegueix ser un referent dels Chardonnays de l'hemisferi sud, dins la seva gama de preus!

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