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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Trumpeter Malbec 2001
Trumpeter Malbec 2001
(search item no. 56670)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Inky and dense with cardamon, cinnamon and blackcherry aromas and flavors.

Vineyard:
The grapes are sourced from the Vistalba Vineyard in the Tupungato region, high in the Andes Mountains, set at an elevation of about 3,000 feet above sea level. The climate consists of bright sunny days, cool nights and a mild harvest which allow for gradual ripening and optimum level of maturity. Hand tended and hand harvested, the Rutini family's high altitude vineyards provide the foundation for Trumpeter.

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About Trumpeter:

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 Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits magazine to the Washington Post daily newspaper.