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 fatherâ€™s vineyards. The first vines were planted in Maipu, Mendoza and the winery was installed with French oak barrels and the best machinery of the times. Under his work ethic, â€œLabor and Perseveranceâ€, four generations of the Rutini family continued his legacy. In 1925, the Rutiniâ€™s were the first to plant vineyards in the high-altitude region of Tupungato at almost 4,000 feet elevation, where cool night temperatures are the key to making intense wines with concentrated flavors and aromas. Today, land in Tupungato has become scarce and pricey with many top Argentine (Catena) and foreign (Kendall-Jackson) wineries buying land in the area. La Rural boasts the latest in winemaking technology: stainless steel tanks, two pneumatic presses, imported crusherers, vacuum pumps and filters, in addition to its most recent acquisition: 500 new French oak barrels. Visit the Trumpeter website.
Trumpeter Merlot 2011
Trumpeter Merlot displays deep violet colors with ruby tones. Concentrated aromas of mature black fruits such as blackberries, black cherries, and cinnamon, lead into deep flavors of plums and preserved raspberries. A juicy, but intense wine, with a rich, velvety texture, excellent balance and firm tannins. more
in mixed case $8.49
Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Full yet soft with an intense red ruby color and concentrated juicy berry fruit aromas that lead into flavors of blackberry and red currant fruit with well-balanced, smooth tannins. Hints of vanilla, cocoa and sweet oak appear on the finish. more
Save $3.02 (23%)
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