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Wine, Frankly: Artfully Delicious ENATE

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Frank Pagliaro
Frank Pagliaro
Frank Pagliaro has been a Wilmington wine merchant since 1986 – Frank’s Union Wine Mart. He is the Team Host & Chief Wino of the FranksWine.com Marathon Team which gets fellow winos and runners together to train for a yearly Fall Marathon while raising money for children’s charities.

ENATE was founded in 1991 with the goal to produce high-quality wine in Spain’s Somontano appellation, and it harvested its first grapes in 1992. The winery also has a strong link to contemporary art: The building itself is an architectural piece of art, including the decoration of the inner spaces. The commitment and love of art is reflected in the wines’ labels, which are reproductions from contemporary artists’ paintings.

       

 ENATE calls itself the “Winery of the 21st century”, and as you can see, its design can attest to that. It’s located in the stunning wine region of Somontano in the Pyrenees Mountains, a region with roots in wine production, dating back to the Roman Empire. Somontano is full of lovely hamlets, medieval monasteries and vineyards. Most of the top wineries in the area are quite new.  It’s quickly gaining recognition for being a leading Spanish region of quality wines with low yields and ultra-modern facilities. Completely contrasting with the moldy wine caves of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero, Somontano is becoming known for its avant-garde stylish wineries like ENATE.

  
Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot giving it a dense ruby color. It’s barrel aged in French and American Oak for 10 months. A complex blackcurrant, blackberry aroma with a touch of violet and hints of red pepper, vanilla and herbs.  The finish is soft with velvety tannins and a lingering black fruit component.  480 cases produced.

100% Tempranillo… all tank-fermented with no oak. Rich in nuances, with hints of red fruits (berries, cherries), notes of caramel, strawberry and licorice. Tannins are beautiful structured with a snappy acidity that provide a round and smooth texture. The finishing accent is creamy and lactic. An expressive wine, versatile, allowing a wide gastronomic game. Full of refreshing youth. 710 cases produced.
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