A tangy Argentinian Chenin Blanc from the Uco Valley in Mendoza.
Gen del Alma aren't your average Argentinian winemakers and their wines are a bit different to what's often seen from this part of the world. Their Chenin Blanc is made from vines planted in 1970 and, unusually, trained in the pergola system. And while not certified their vineyard work is done on an organic basis. The wine is allowed to feremnt on its skins for 20 days which gives extra complexity and a dry chalky minerality. Bottled unfiltered it may be a touch cloudy, but none the worse for that.
It makes a refreshing, taut and layered wine - great with food and great without.