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Winery

History

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.
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Rutini

In 1885, Felipe Rutini himself founded the winery Bodega La Rural in Coquimbito, Maipú, which marked Rutini Wines entrance into the world of wine.

Vinification

Rutini Wines’ new winery is part of a project that will be carried out in a number of phases. Seventy percent of the construction is already complete: production facilities, the grape receiving area, presses, stainless-steel tanks, and new traditional-style concrete vats. The winery currently produces 4 million liters of the 6 million Rutini expects to achieve. State-of- the-art technology enhances and complements the eager pursuit of excellence exhibited by our enologist and his team. Cube-shaped concrete vats have been installed that will allow for increased extraction of polyphenols. Each one has a capacity of 15,000 liters. Rutini also has tapered fermentation tanks specially designed to efficiently separate the crushed skins from the thin layer of liquid that surrounds the pulp, intensifying the wine’s hue, flavor, and bouquet. There are currently 2,000 oak barrels in use, and they expect to expand that number to 5,000. Once the construction has been completed, the winery is also expected to produce 500,000 liters of sparkling wine per year.
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Technology

Rutini Wines currently has two sorting lines. The first, which is optical, consists of a conveyor belt that carries the destemmed grapes under the lens of a camera, which takes a photo of them. The image is analyzed using a computer program that determines which grapes should be discarded and which should not based on three parameters: shape, color, and size. Once the decision has been made, the program sends the instruction to 150 solenoid valves located at the end of the belt to separate the defective grapes using pressurized air. Thanks to this technology, we have achieved excellent homogeneity in our grape selection, since we are able to separate damaged, dried-out, and moldy grapes as well as plant debris (leaves and stems). It is used for our Rutini, Single Vineyard, Antología, Apartado, and Felipe Rutini wines. The second sorting line is oscillatory. It consists of two cylindrical drums that spin at high speed and ensure precise and efficient sorting.
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Enólogo

Mariano Di Paola es quien controla todos los procesos enológicos. Con más de 30 años de experiencia, Di Paola es considerado uno de los mejores enólogos de Argentina: expresa su talento, su experiencia y su estilo individual en cada uno de sus vinos. Es el enólogo principal de Rutini desde 1994. Su filosofía enológica se basa en una constante experimentación y aprendizaje; es un ferviente estudiante del crecimiento de la uva y del proceso de vinificación. Tuvo un rol muy activo en la modernización de los recursos tecnológicos de Rutini y continúa viajando para compartir prácticas de viñedo con otros profesionales.

Mariano Di Paola, figura clave de la industria vitivinícola Argentina, es el principal enólogo en Rutini Wines desde 1993. Portador de un expertise invaluable y con una trayectoria de más de 30 años en el mercado, fue destacado por la revista británica Decanter como uno de los mejores 30 enólogos del mundo. Dentro su filosofía enológica priman la experimentación y el aprendizaje constante. Apasionado de las vides, disfruta de caminatas en el viñedo donde cada año se ve inmerso para supervisar como evoluciona la futura cosecha. Está involucrado en todos los procesos enológicos de la bodega y el perfeccionamiento es contínuo; centrando su labor en lograr vinos sofisticados, de diseño y formato originales. Para él, la mejor cosecha es siempre la próxima. Hoy su estilo singular en elaboración e innovación produciendo vinos constituyen una fuerte influencia en la era del vino moderna.

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