Felipe Rutini Encuentro 2003
Bordeaux Red Blends
from Argentina, South America
The grapes are sourced from the Tupungato region of Mendoza, high in the Andes Mountains, at an elevation of 3,000 to 5,000 feet above
sea-level. With its unique microclimate, Tupungato produces fruit with exceptional fruit and structure. The vineyards experience a range of
temperature between daytime highs and night time lows. The warm sunny days allow for maximum radiation resulting in complex flavors and
aromas. The cool night allow for an extended hang-time on the vines ensuring good balance of acidity. Aging takes place for 15 months in
100% new French oak.
This blend of 53% Malbec and 47% Merlot is a full-bodied red with red fruit aromas of plums, cherries and strawberries, accompanied by
vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. This well-structured wine is complex and fruity and will age well.
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A Customer - Far West Texas
This wine made a great starter, a nose full of red fruit followed by a hint of dryness in the finish, it immediately put me into a "wine-drinking mode" that set the pace for the rest of the evening. I am a fan of Argentinan Malbec, but the soft elegance of the Merlot with the fruit characteristics of the Malbec is a stellar combination, like putting strawberries in cream.
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