Chenin Blanc from Mendoza, Argentina.
The nose has multiple layers with notes of orange blossom, daffodil, lemon, quince, cardamon, apricot, and wax bean that leads into a racy and vibrant palette with generous acidity. Grapefruit, green apple, and lemon shine with a touch of salinity that leads to a fresh, bright finish.
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 was to showcase purity, minerality, and freshness making wines from organically grown vineyards in the Uco Valley.
Some of the original partners of Gen del Alma are still taking care of the winery, but the viticulture and winemaking are now in the hands of Matias Prieto (an agronomist) and Belen Sanchez (she is making the wines). The pair continues the legacy of the Michelinis, using the same grape sources, and a variety of techniques, vinifying the reds partially in carbonic maceration and using concrete eggs, amphorae, and different foudres to finish the wines.