Rutini 2006 Mendoza Syrah

Posted on January 18, 2011

Felipe Rutini emigrated to Argentina in the late 19th century, leaving behind his native country of Italy. He quickly put his heritage to work, planting vines and constructing a winery in Mendoza's Maipu region. He expanded his production to include vineyards in Los Corralitos and Medrano, focusing on producing quality wines. The Rutini family has continued to innovate their operations, fully updating their winery to include the latest winemaking technology while reaching capacity of over ten million liters. With close to 200 hectares (494 acres) of vineyards spread throughout Mendoza, Bodega La Rural now has a broad range of offerings including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, and Sauvignon Blanc.


Winery - Bodega La Rural

Location - Mendoza, Argentina

Wine - Rutini 2006 Mendoza Syrah

Grape Varieties - Syrah

Appellation - Mendoza

Alcohol - 14.4% v/v

Price -?? (my father received as a gift

Nose/Aroma - Red fruit and coriander seeds.

Palate/Flavors - Plum and red currant, with undertones of bacon fat and tobacco. Long finish of vanilla and red fruit. Medium-high body, with good phenolic structure. Quite balanced.

Food Pairing - Carne Asada

Comments - Very well integrated. Still pretty tight, could age a few more years easily. I'd definitely be happy to get this as a gift.