Trumpeter Malbec Mendoza, 2011

Tasting:          Date: July 05, 2012

Varietal:         Malbec

Country:         Argentina

Tasting Date Price:  $8.99

Rating:  WS 85 / WE 86

Alcohol Content:  14%

Vineyard Website:  click here

Visual Aspect: Intense purple

Nose:  Dark stone fruit, black current & black cherry

Palate:  Lightly toasted berry & plum

Food Pairing:  Red meat, preferably barbequed

Winery Notes:  This wine is from Argentina, Cuyo region, Mendoza sub-region. Inky and dense with attractive berry aromas and a touch of cinnamon and sweet spice. A fully, fruity wine, with excellent body, intense tannins, flavors of cherry, blackberry, boysenberry and plum intermingled with hints of cardamom and pepper, and a long, full finish

WINEMAKING:      In the 19th century, Don Felipe Rutini was one of the Italian pioneers that established viticulture in Mendoza, Argentina. For generations, the Rutini family has upheld Don Felipe’s legacy of excellence, making some of Argentina’s finest wines. The Trumpeter wines are sourced from the Rutini family’s high altitude vineyards in the Andean foothills, and made at La Rural, their state of the art winery in Mendoza

VITICULTURE:      Argentina does produce some great boutique wines at a higher price point, there is a lot of good buys to be found, especially in the reds.

Trumpeter Malbec is one of those value wines. It comes from Mendoza which is probably the premier wine growing district in the country. Malbec is also a grape unique to Argentina, but it can trace it original roots back to Europe. Is this a great wine – no. It is a good wine for the money.


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