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!