Gen del Alma (Mendoza, Argentina)
This hand-harvested, single-vineyard wine is 100% unfiltered and unfined Chenin Blanc from Tunuyan within the Uco Valley. The villa Seca vineyard is roughly 12 hectares, planted in 1970 an an altitude of 3,300 feet, with alluvial soils. The wine was aged 6 months in bottle before release; unoaked. 850 cases produced.
The nose has multiple layers with notes of orange blossom, daffodil, lemon, quince, cardamum, 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.