This blend of 50% Malbec and 50% Pinot Noir is all hand-harvested from the Tupungato Winelands vineyard in Gualtallary. Planted in 2007, this vineyard is situated at 4,600 feet of altitude and has calcareous, stony soils. Vinified in stainless steel, the wine sees some carbonic maceration and is aged 4 months in bottle before release. 300 cases produced.
Gen del Alma is a new project started in 2012 by Gerardo Michelini, of Zorzal, and his wife and winemaker Andrea Mufatto. Gerardo and Andrea have planted vines on their individually owned property adjacent to the Zorzal winery. Their focal concept is to showcase the purity, minerality, and freshness of Gualtallary terroir. Their minimal vinification process allows the fruit to shine on its own. They use concrete eggs, used barrique, and in some cases carbonic maceration in the winery. They currently produce 3 wines: a bordeaux blend, a MAL/PN partial carbonic, and a CF/CS/PN blend.