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.
The wine sees some carbonic maceration and has a huge vibrant nose of red fruit, and violets. Good acid lifts the mid-palate with notes of rhubarb, red cherry, orange peel, ash, crushed stone, mushroom, gunpowder, and flint.