THE WINE & THE REGION
Grape Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
In the constant search for the best quality fruit available, Rutini Wines has always sought out vineyards in the top viticulture regions of Mendoza. Pioneering the industry, Rutini Wines was one of the first to plant vineyards in Tupungato in 1925, now recognized as one of Mendoza’s premier viticulture regions.
The Tupungato Valley is located 50 miles to the south of the city of Mendoza. In the foothills of the Andes, the altitudes of the Uco Valley range from 3,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level. The optimal altitude and micro-climates provide for especially ideal grape growing conditions.
The sunny day and dry summer conditions assure for complete maturation of the grapes, and the cool evening temperatures and controlled irrigation serve to prolong the longevity of the grapes, creating good balance between sugar and acidity. The pebble-covered soils allow optimal drainage and low humidity.
The Rutini Coleccion Sauvignon Blanc is delicately harvested in peak maturity to achieve well-balanced flavor and acidity. This wine displays a yellow-green color with intense fruit aromas on the nose. Hints of pink grapefruit and herbs are also present. On the mouth, it is full and intense with fruit flavors and a touch of vanilla from the time spent in the oak. It is well balanced and has a crisp acidity.