Gran Enemigo - Cabernet Franc - El Cepillo.


— Gran Enemigo  —

Winemaking is a mix of old Mendoza style and Alejandro's vast experience. He uses cement tanks and 225 liter French barriques for fermentation and then ages the wine in 3,000 liter barrels. These barrels are a recreation of the old barrels used in Mendoza a century ago. Alejandro had these barrels of Alsatian origin brought from Italy and re-toasted and reassembled in Mendoza.


Fact Sheet

Cabernet Franc 85% + Malbec 15%

Cabernet Franc, El Cepillo, Tupungato, 1470 msn
High density (10.000 plants per hectare)
Malbec, El Cepillo, Tupungato, 1470 msn
High density (10.000 plants per hectare)

Type of soil:
Cabernet Franc: Calcareous, rocky soil
Malbec: Calcareous, Deep- Calcareous. Rocky soil

7 months in foudre

13.9% vol

Acidity / pH:
7 / 3.6


Fermentation in barrel, average temperature: 22ºC. Cold maceration for 5 days. Average maceration 23 days. 30% whole bunch. French oak barrels 2nd and 3rd use. 4 different harvest times (1,5 month between the first and the last one)

Tasting Notes

"Adrianna and I make it in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties," says Alejandro.


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