Winery Notes: Rutini Wines is one of the oldest and most celebrated wineries in Argentina. Its origins date back the late 19th century when Italian immigrant Felipe Rutini planted his first vines at what remains the site of the present-day winery in Maipu, in the province of Mendoza. The Rutini winery was founded in 1885, and has since then been consistently commended for the outstanding quality and character of its wines. Rutini Wines currently owns estates in five different areas of Mendoza, including Maipu, Rivadavia, La Consulta, Altamira and Tupungato. This diverse source of vineyard sites allows us to cultivate each individual grape variety in the area that offers the best suited growing conditions. The "Trumpeter" Torrontes grapes are sourced from the Tupungato district of Mendoza. The vineyards receive plenty of warm, sunny days, cool nights and mild harvest which allow for gradual ripening and an optimum level of maturity. Hand-tended and hand-harvested, the Rutini family's high altitude vineyards provide the foundation for Trumpeter. The wine has a fragrant, floral nose with ripe peach aromas and a touch of rose and lychee. Fresh and smooth on the palate, with citrus fruit flavors, hints of minerals and a mild, pleasing acidity. A nicely balanced wine with a clean finish!
Wine maker notes
As Argentina´s signature white varietal, the Trumpeter Torrontes is a unique white wine with distinctive floral aromatic character. Enticing aromas of white peaches are accompanied with hints of jasmine and rose. On the palate, it has pleasant freshness with citrus notes, beautiful structure, and acidity, with a long and full finish.
The Rutini family winemaking tradition began in the early 19th century in Le Marche, Italy, when Francisco Rutini started making wines for the inhabitants of his native town, Ascoli Piceno. Thereafter, his only son Felipe Rutini immigrated to the Americas to extend the winemaking tradition. It was in Coquimbito, Maipu, in the province of Mendoza Argentina that he planted his first vines, further starting the Rutini Wines legacy. Since its foundation in 1885, Rutini Wines has been recognized for its extraordinary quality and character of its wines. As Don Felipe Rutini built the winery under the slogan ¨Labor and Perseverance¨, he created a lasting legacy for top quality wines in Argentina.
Don Felipe continued developing his vineyard in Maipu, and thereafter expanded his operations to Los Corralitos and Medrano regions of Mendoza. This expansion duplicated the capacity of the winery, as it brought in large vats and Nancy oak barrels from France.
Don Felipe passed away in 1919, leaving his descendents in charge of the company. Continuing the excellence and tradition, the Rutini family began to develop further the production of fine white and red varietals such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Later on, the Chenin grape was also incorporated.
Leading the industry in 1925, the Rutini family planted the first vineyards in Tupungato, in the heart of the Uco Valley. Named after one of Mendoza´s mountain peaks, the Tupungato Valley was no more than a stop-over on the road to the mountains when the Rutini family began to plants their first vines. At an elevation of 3000 to 5000 feet (900 to 1500 meters) above sea level, the Tupungato Valley offers many different microclimates, creating optimal growing conditions. Today it y recognized as one of Mendoza´s premier viticulture regions.
Combining the long tradition of production and wish to constantly evolve and innovate, Rutini Wines is recognized as one of the most successful and relevant brands of our time.