Felipe Rutini Merlot 2001

Merlot from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 58740
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Vineyards The grapes are sourced from the La Consulta district of the San Carlos region of Mendoza about 3,000 feet above sea level. With unique microclimate conditions, La Consulta offers the opportunity to produce fruit with exceptional concentrations and structure. Due to its high altitude location, the weather condintions in the region are characterized by a wide thermal amplitiude between daytime highs and nightime lows. The bright sunny days allow for maximum radiation and photosynthesis, resulting in the development of a complex matrix of flavors and aromas. The cool, clear nights translate into a slow, gradual maturation process, permitting an extended hang time and ensuring proper acid balance.

Tasting Notes A modern-styled wine with pretty aromas of violet and herbs du provence , this Merlot has an elegant structure and tons of ripe, blackcherry furit. The elements of French oak, sweet tannins and rich fruit are in harmony here and will continue to meld into each other making this Merlot one with longevity and highly drinkable mass appeal.

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Learn About Felipe Rutini Map ItMap It

Don Felipe Rutini, an Italian immigrant from the winemaking region of Le Marche, founded bodegas La Rural in 1885. Don Felipe, who came to Argentina with a degree in agriculture from the Real Scuola de Ascoli Pisceno, had his eye on quality from the start. One of the first varietals he planted was Cabernet Sauvignon, in the Maipu vineyard, where La Rural grows Cabernet Sauvignon...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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