Grape: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Grape info: A blend of 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet and 5% Syrah. Deeply coloured and capable of producing intensely flavoured, aromatic wines with savoury notes, medium tannins and good aging potential, Malbec is here paired with Cabernet Sauvignon’s deep colour, high acidity and high tannin supported by Syrah’s weighty mid-palate and spicey profile.
About: In 1925, Rutini became the first winery to plant vines in the Uco Valley, which today is world-renowned as one of the top wine-producing regions in Mendoza and all of Argentina.Rutini has 400 hectares of vineyards at altitudes ranging between 1,050 and 1,200 meters above sea level. The Cruz Alta range honours the unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes in the winery and among the vines. Their names may not be on the bottles, but without these people Cruz Alta would not be possible.
Matured for fourteen months in new oak barrels: 85% French and 15% American.
Tasting note: Full bodied and complex, with notes of plum, blackcurrant and blackberry on the nose. Full bodied with hints of tobacco, cedar and pepper on the palate, moderate, structural tannins and a concentrated finish.
Character: Blackberry, cedar, spice
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