Michelini Brothers

Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza

Michelini Brothers
Michelini Brothers
Michelini Brothers
Michelini Brothers

When we started bringing in the wines of Matias Michelini (Passionate Wine) in late 2013 we knew we were onto something amazing, it felt like a bit of a scoop.

Matias is a rule breaker, a maverick who cares little for convention and pours his heart into every vat. His wines are sometimes unorthodox to say the least, and maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but if you buy into the notion that life is too short to stick with the same old stuff, you need to try his wines.

Could it get any better? Well, yes, because in November 2014 we met Matias's brothers Gerardo and Juan Pablo, another couple of nutters with touches of genius in their fingertips and rock 'n roll pumping through their pipes.

All three brothers have their own wine projects with different company names and all three work together on other projects. It's all a bit chaotic, and wonderful. To keep it simple we're just calling them the Michelini Brothers.

These guys make their wines in very small quantities in Gualtallary, an increasingly prized sub-region of the Uco Valley where the soils often have a very high calcareous content resulting, sometimes, in a wonderful 'boney' quality. A real sense of place in the wines is clearly paramount - a real sense of the soils in particular - and between them we are able to present a real wild bunch of diversity in terms of style. From Beaujolais style Bonarda to a Vin Jaune type affair made from Torrontés, it's all a bit anarchic. So, without further ado, Never Mind The Bollocks - Here's The Michelini Brothers!

Calcareo Granito de Tupungato Malbec 2013

Calcareo Granito de Tupungato Malbec 2013

Crua Chan Malbec 2014/15

Crua Chan Malbec 2014/15

Demente Malbec-Cabernet Franc 2013

Demente Malbec-Cabernet Franc 2013

Diverso Syrah 2013

Diverso Syrah 2013

Gene Blend 2014

Gene Blend 2014

JiJiJi Malbec-Pinot Noir (carbonic maceration) 2015/16

JiJiJi Malbec-Pinot Noir (carbonic maceration) 2015/16

Montesco Malbec 2014

Montesco Malbec 2014

Montesco Punta Negra (Pinot Noir) 2014

Montesco Punta Negra (Pinot Noir) 2014

Plop! Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016

Plop! Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016

Plop! Malbec Cabernet Franc 2016

Plop! Malbec Cabernet Franc 2016

Superlogico Malbec 2016/17

Superlogico Malbec 2016/17

Verdes Cobardes 2014

Verdes Cobardes 2014

Via Revolucionaria! Bonarda Pura (carbonic maceration) 2013

Via Revolucionaria! Bonarda Pura (carbonic maceration) 2013

Via Revolucionaria! Sauvignon Blanc Piel 2016

Via Revolucionaria! Sauvignon Blanc Piel 2016

Via Revolucionaria! Semillon Hulk (unfiltered) 2015

Via Revolucionaria! Semillon Hulk (unfiltered) 2015

Via Revolucionaria! Torrontés Brutal (open fermentation) 2013

Via Revolucionaria! Torrontés Brutal (open fermentation) 2013