Gen del Alma Otra Piel Red 2014

Gen del Alma Otra Piel Red 2014 Argentina  Mendoza Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 31918
Region: Argentina, Mendoza
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
GTIN: 813495011624
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"This blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Pinot Noir is all hand harvested from a single vineyard in Gualtallary. It shows macerated cherries and crushed mint with undertones of cedar, crushed stone, nutmeg, and ground black pepper. 300 cases produced." —importer
"This is a ringer for a top Chinon. A crazy blend of malbec, cab franc and pinot noir. And it's made in concrete amphoras that are buried in the same vineyard. Very crazy wine. Full body, silky and rich with so much plum, spice and stone. Very long and flavorful. Bright acidity. Drink now." —JamesSuckling.com

"Bright, medium red-ruby. Musky scents of dark raspberry, violet, mocha, dried herbs, spices and forest floor. Concentrated but backward wine with intense, slightly high-toned dark berry flavors dominated today by pungent salty minerality and bracing acidity. The wine's firm tannic spine calls for some patience. A fascinating red blend with serious energy and length (how often do you see Cabernet and Pinot Noir in the same wine?): like Loire Valley Cabernet Franc meets Burgundy. I would never have guessed Argentina." —Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

"The 2014 Otra Piel Tinto is an unusual blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented together in an amphorae buried in the middle of a field built with bricks and in egg-shaped cement vats where some 10% Pinot Noir was added later. The wine was bottled unoaked. It fermented using the ambient yeasts and with minimal intervention. The nose is quite ripe showing notes of plums, skins and something earthy and organic. The elegant palate is electric, has high acidity and lots of tension. This is both elegant and wild with aromatic herb aromas, rockrose and rosemary. There is maturity and tension here. This wine should age well. 2,700 bottles were filled, the capacity of the amphora." —Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate
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Cabernet Francchicken, veal, ham, pork or grilled meatsBleu, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, goat cheese, Gorgonzola or Swisstomato based sauces, basil or curries
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Pinot Noirduck, turkey, veal, braised meats, flavorful fish such as salmon or tunaBrie, Camembert, Feta, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Muenster or Swissrich cream or acidic sauces
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