Gen del Alma JIJIJI Chenin Blanc 2016

Gen del Alma JIJIJI Chenin Blanc 2016 Argentina  Mendoza White Wine
Product ID: 31920
Region: Argentina, Mendoza
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Type: White Wine
Vintage: 2016
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 10.5
GTIN: 813495012041
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"This hand-harvested, single vineyard wine is 100% unfiltered and unfined Chenin Blanc from Tunuyan within the Uco Valley. The nose has multiple layers with notes of orange blossom, daffodil, lemon, quince, cardamon, 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. 850 cases produced." —importer
"Only on its second vintage, the white 2016 JI JI JI Chenin Blanc is already almost legendary. 2016 was atypical, with a very cold spring and extremely wet January, which produced a delay of some 20-30 days, and a reduction in yields of 30-40%, especially for Malbec. This is an unusual Chenin, for Argentinean (and elsewhere) standards. It's only 10.5% alcohol and has very high acidity, 8.5 grams (in tartaric). The vineyard was harvested five times, and the last four of them were fermented with skins until half-way through the fermentation, then pressed, cold-stabilized and bottled immediately. It's slightly leesy/reductive, so decanting energetically in advance might not be a bad idea. It's a cloudy white, which might have some lees, as it was only put through a pantyhose to filter it. 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. 10,000 bottles were filled in June 2016." —Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

"Bright gold-tinged yellow. Austere yet fragrant nose offers pungent crushed-stone minerality and hints of herbs, orange zest and lemon. Shockingly brisk, tactile and salty on the palate, with its delicate citrus and spice flavors totally dominated by minerality and firm acidity in the early going. Very distinctive wine--but give it at least another year in the cellar. Finishes with sneaky persistence." —Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
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Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis-sur-Loire Touche-Mitaine 2015

Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis-sur-Loire Touche-Mitaine 2015 France  Loire  Touraine White Wine
Product ID: 30831
Region: France, Loire, Touraine
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Type: White Wine
Vintage: 2015
Size: 750ml
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