B-21 Top Recommendation
B-21 fans of the absolute finest in bold, powerful, take-no-prisoners Argentinian wines are no strangers to Mendoza's Alejandro Vigil and Adrianna Catena. Partnering to form Bodega Aleanna (ALEjandro & AdriANNA), they have released the most successful line of wines from their high altitude granite and calcareous soils to come out of South America in generations. Their battles with nature gave rise to the name, "El Enemigo (The Enemy)." So labor intensive is the work at Bodega Aleanna that their selections are often bottled in quantities of less than 3,000 for the world. At the top end of the Catena Chardonnay range are White Stones and White Bones – from the grandest sub-zone anywhere in Argentina, Gualtallary – are simply without rival; fetching near-perfect scores on a routine basis. Similarly, this team's 2017 Enemigo Chardonnay – Gualtallary brings the consumer all the joy of the more precious Catena cuvees, but at earthbound prices – some of the finest juice being made south of the border.