This blend of 50 Malbec and 50 Pinot Noir is all hand harvested from a single vineyard in Gualtallary. The wine sees some carbonic maceration and has a huge vibrant nose of red fruit, violets, and caramel apple. Good acid lifts the mid-palate with notes of rhubarb, red cherry, orange peel, ash, crushed stone, mushroom, gunpowder, and flint. For the kid in everyone this wine is reminiscent of Bazooka Joes pink bubble gum, the powdered white sugar from a Lik stick package, and a watermelon jolly rancher. A wine busting with complexity!
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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.