Jijiji Chenin Blanc Uco Valley
PRODUCER: Gen del Alma was started in 2012 by winemaker Andrea Mufatto and her husband Gerardo Michelini of Zorzal. Andrea and Gerardo have bought land and planted vines in multiple areas of northern Mendoza; their focal concept is to showcase purity, minerality, and freshness through blends and practices unique to Argentina. The majority of their wines are currently sourced from their property in Gualtallary and they also work with other vineyards in different subregions of the Uco Valley. Their minimal vinification process allows the fruit to shine on its own. Their winery is located in the town of Tupungato and is comprised of concrete eggs, barrique, foudre, and amphoras. Andrea and Gerardo also make a wine in Bierzo, under the 'Michelini i Mufatto A Merced' label.
WINEMAKING: Carbonic maceration. The grapes are pressed to allow the juice to be in contact with the lees for about a month in concrete vessels, a stage that is later followed by unfiltered bottling
TASTING NOTE: Wild herbal and citrus notes, with an acidity that is typical of white-fleshed fruit and yeasts.