— El Enemigo Chardonnay 2011 —
"I make chardonnay with a yeast covering - flor de velo or veil of flor yeast - similar to how sherry is made in the Jura - I love the floral notes and depth of those wines", says Alejandro Vigil.
Gualtallary, Tupungato 1400-1500 msn
Type of soil:
Calcareous, Deep Calcareous. Rocky soil
In French oak barrels of 500 lt. 35% new.
Wild yeast, Max. Temp. 18º C for 40 days.
12 months in French oak, 35% new.
Acidity / pH:
6,5 / 3.28
The veil is a thin layer of yeasts which protects the wine from oxidation. The wine is left covered by the veil for 10 months in old barrels. You must treat the wine with the uttermost care making sure that the veil doesn't break - battonage is forbidden. Nature prevails acting in silence - the winemaker has no place here.
El Enemigo (The Enemy): At the end of the journey, we remember only one battle. The one we fought against ourselves, the original enemy. The one that defined us.
Alejandro Vigil, Bodega Aleanna