Made only in exceptional vintage years, the grapes for Apartado, meaning "that which is set apart", go through a rigorous selection
of the Rutini's best vineyards sites. The Cabernet is sourced from the Agrelo district, Malbec from La Consulta, Merlot from
Tupungato and Syrah from Lujan de Cayo. The result from blending grapes from different microclimates and terroirs within
Mendoza's high-altitude wine-growing region produces complex, rich and elegant wines. Aging takes place for 21 months in new
French oak. 100% malolactic fermentation.
A blend of 30% Merlot, 30% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, this well-structured wine has a complex nose of
red fruits, plums and cherries. Notes of tobacco and chocolate show through as well. On the palate there are fruit flavors of blackberries,
blue berries and cherries along with hints of spice. Soft sweet tannins are present on the lingering silky finish.
"Unquestionably the finest wine I’ve tasted from Felipe Rutini over the years, the 2002 Apartado is a blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 20% Merlot, and 20% Syrah. Its intense nose displays tar, spices, and loads of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, it exhibits outstanding depth, concentration, and balance. Highly expressive and pure, this wine boasts a flavor profile that bursts with red cherries, blackberries, plums, and cassis. Its tannin is ripe, suave, and provides excellent structure without being intrusive. Projected maturity: 2007-2016.
The Wine Advocate