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Trumpeter Malbec/Syrah

2012 Concentrated but supple with aromas of crushed berries, chocolate, and tobacco. Complex flavors of berry fruit, with gamey and toasty notes. Sweet, smooth tannins and good length. A blend of 50% Malbec and 50% Syrah.
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Bodega La Rural was founded in 1885 by Don Felipe Rutini. From Italy, he brought with him his oenological degree and the vast experience he had acquired from his father's vineyards. The first vines were planted in Maipu, Mendoza and the winery was installed with French Oak barrels and the best in modern machinery. Under his work ethic, "Labor and Perseverance," four generations of the Rutini family continued his legacy. They brought together hard work and the most advanced technologies in viticulture in the search for excellence in oenology.

Today, the winery boasts stainless steel tanks, two pneumatic presses, imported crushers, vacuum pumps and filters, in addition to 500 new French Oak barrels. Over the last couple of years, the Trumpeter wines have soared to new heights in popularity in the United States. Offering four varietals: a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Malbec, Bodega La Rural has crafted new wines with attractive new labels that have created quite a stir in the media. These wines have received praise in many respected publications ranging from the Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits magazine to the Washington Post daily newspaper.

Rutini Wines currently owns estates in five different areas of Mendoza, including MaipΓΊ, Rivadavia, La Consulta, Altamira and Tupungato, with a total of 255 hectares under vine. This diverse source of vineyard sites allows them to cultivate each individual grape variety in the area that offers the best suited growing conditions. Of particular value is the source of old vines in the highly coveted region of La Consulta, where many believe the best Malbec grapes in Mendoza are being grown today. Here the vines reach ages of 65 years. The concentrated yields produced by these vines, combined with the high altitude, cool air and intense sunshine in this region, create grapes with rich fruit character, deep color and smooth, ripe tannins.

The grapes making this wine are sourced from the 5 year old vineyards in Tupungato district of Mendoza about 3,300 feet above sea-level. The Rutini family's high altitude vineyards provide the foundation for Trumpeter. The grapes are destemmed for a 15 day fermentation and maceration. Aging takes place for 7 months in 20% new American oak, 20% new French oak and 60% second and third use French oak. 100% malolactic fermentation.