Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Malbec Dominio 2018 – Rutini Wines
Rutini Dominio is a red wine blend crafted with 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Franc grapes. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. Tasting notes reveal a deep ruby red color. The nose is dominated by red fruit aromas, complemented by floral and spicy undertones. On the palate, flavours of berries and black pepper emerge. The wine showcases sweet and gentle tannins, contributing to its elegant character and robust structure. It pairs well with hearty dishes such as stews, goulash, empanadas, oven-roasted meats, charcuterie platters and aged cheeses.
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From the start, Felipe Rutini was guided by the motto “Labor and perseverance.” This attitude shaped the development of his wines, which became synonymous with superlative quality. Following his innovative spirit, in 1925 the winery began to plant vines in the Uco Valley. From those first pioneering vines, the region has continued to expand its plantings and become one of the primary wine-producing areas in Mendoza. In the 1990s, the original Bodega La Rural facilities in Coquimbito were completely renovated, incorporating cutting-edge technology into the nineteenth-century structure. Today that property houses the Bodega La Rural Wine Museum, where visitors can learn about Felipe Rutini’s first forays into wine production and witness the evolution of traditional techniques and machinery. In keeping with its founder’s drive for excellence, in 2008 construction began on a new Rutini Wines facility in Tupungato, within the Uco Valley. It is there that our top level wines, such as Felipe Rutini, Apartado, Antología, Single Vineyard , Colección Rutini, Encuentro, and Trumpeter wines are currently produced. Our Uco Valley vineyards comprise more than 400 hectares at an altitude of between 1,050 and 1,200 meters above sea level. An additional 120 hectares of fields that are currently being planted with vines will expand the winery’s possibilities for producing unique wines that are carefully tended to and nurtured from the very beginning.
Malbec is the flagship red grape variety of Argentina, known for producing bold and full-bodied wines. It is recognised for its deep, dark color and intense flavours. In the glass, Malbec displays a rich, ruby red hue. Aromas of ripe red and black fruits dominate the nose, accompanied by subtle floral and spicy notes. On the palate, it showcases flavours of berries and black pepper, supported by velvety tannins. With a balanced and elegant character, Malbec possesses a robust structure that allows for aging potential. Originated in France, it is celebrated for expressing the unique terroir of Argentina. It pairs exceptionally well with grilled and roasted meats, beef and savoury dishes. It also complements cured meats, smoked foods, and mature cheeses.