Gen del Alma 2018 'Ji Ji Ji' Chenin Blanc, Tunuyan

Gen del Alma 2018 'Ji Ji Ji' Chenin Blanc, Tunuyan

Item Number: 12267

UPC: 0-813495012041

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tunuyán
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vineyard Notes: The Chenin Blanc was planted in the 1970s in Villa Seca in the Tunuyán subregion of Uco Valley.

Winemaking Notes: The whole clusters were pressed to old 10,000-liter oak vats. Fermentation occurred with native yeast. Wine kept in contact with the lees for one month. No adjustments, additives, fining or filtering occurred. No SO2 was used at bottling.

92pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 12/2016
"Only on its second vintage, the white 2016 JI JI JI Chenin Blanc is already almost legendary. The nose might be a bit dizzy, but the palate is sharp as a shaving razor, with very high acidity, a light body and focused, clean flavors, austere and mineral. Simply amazing."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (6/29/2018)

    Bottled in late April 2018, the 2018 JI JI JI Chenin Blanc was fermented with the skins in search of more balance, because the wine has a lot of acidity (7.1 grams) and low alcohol (11%), and they wanted a little more structure and weight. This is the first year that the wine fermented in old 10,000-liter oak vats. Bottled unfiltered, it's cloudy and with more on the palate than in previous vintages, salty and tasty with primary flavors and aromas. It has an electric sensation on the palate, a mixture of acidity and minerality, with a dry, chalky feeling. 2017 was a more tannic year, and in 2018 it goes back to more drinkability, reflecting a very good growing season and an evolution in the way this wine is made. I think this could develop in bottle the way a good Albariño from Rías Baixas does.