2017 Gen del Alma "Ji Ji Ji" Chenin Blanc Gualtallary (Previously $18)

SKU #1381642

In contrast to the racy, very low abv 2016, this vintage of Ji Ji Ji Chenin is a big boy at 11.5% abv! We love what Gen del Alma is doing in Tunuyan (Uco Valley), in this case from the paraje (sort of like the French notion of a lieu dit, or named place smaller than a village but bigger than a vineyard) of Villa Seca. With tangy quince flavors and great concentration due to the 70-year-old vines, this Chenin is a gem and a steal for the price.


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Varietal:

Chenin Blanc

- Also called Pineau de la Loire and Pineau d'Anjou. Chenin Blanc is an expressive white French varietal that makes beautiful dry, sweet and sparkling wines. Traditionally grown in the Loire Valley, the wines made from this varietal are typically labeled geographically. Vouvray Chenins are traditionally medium-sweet; Savennières Chenins are typically bright and crisp; Coteaux du Layon Chenins like Bonezeaux and Quarts de Chaume are among the world's most sought-after sweet wines, and the sparkling Chenins of Saumur are perfumed and delicious. What all of these iterations of the grape have in common is their ability to age, a gift bestowed upon them because of the grape's naturally high-acidity.
Country:

Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme.
Alcohol Content (%): 11.5