Trumpeter Malbec 2002
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.
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.