Gen del Alma is a new project started in 2012 by Gerardo Michelini, of Zorzal, and his wife and winemaker Andrea Mufatto. Gerardo and Andrea have planted vines on their individually owned property adjacent to the Zorzal winery. Their focal concept is to showcase the purity, minerality, and freshness of Gualtallary terroir. Their minimal vinification process allows the fruit to shine on its own. They use concrete eggs, used barrique, and in some cases carbonic maceration in the winery. They currently produce 3 wines: a bordeaux blend, a MAL/PN partial carbonic, and a CF/CS/PN blend. The wines have received high praise from the Wine Advocate and Decanter magazine, and we believe GdA is another example of the Michelini’s taking Argentine wine to a new level.
This wine is a blend of 50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Merlot, grown at an altitude of 4,600 feet in stony, calcareous soils. The vines were planted in 2007. Vinified in concrete tanks; 30% of the blend is aged in used oak. The soft tannin and fleshy, velvet mid palate integrates with a mineral driven finish of crushed wet rock, typical of Gualtallary.