The Trumpeter range is a true expression of Argentina‘s terroir. Trumpeter is a best-selling brand with over 10 years of history. Originating in the United States over 15 years ago, Trumpeter was a pioneer brand for Argentine wines, as the market required a wine that was easily recognizable and understandable. The wine was a great success from the start and shortly after, the popularity of this range rose on a global and domestic level.
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.
Named after one of Mendoza´s mountain peaks, the Tupungato Valley was no more than a stop-over on the road to the mountains when the Rutini family began to plants their first vines. Today it y recognized as one of Mendoza´s premier viticulture regions. This valley is located 50 miles (aprox 80 kilometers) to the south of the city of Mendoza. In the foothills of the Andes, the altitudes of the Uco Valley range from 3000 to 5000 feet above sea level (900 to 1500 meters m.a.s.l.). The optimal altitude and micro climates provides for especially ideal grape growing conditions.
The sunny day and dry summer conditions assures for complete maturation of the grapes. The cool evening temperatures and controlled irrigation serve to prolong hang time and to create a good balance between sugar and acidity. The pebble covered soils allow optimal drainage, and low humidity.
The concentrated yields produced by these vines, combined with the high altitude, cool air and intense sunshine in this region, create grapes with rich fruit character, deep color and smooth, ripe tannins; making Tupungato Valley an ideal place to grow vines. It goes without saying that Rutini Wines specifically chose this picturesque area as the perfect location for its new winery due to the fact that 80% of all grapes harvested for many of their top wines selections derive from this particular region. As these fine grapes are grown close to the winery, when harvested they are immediately processed.