Apartado comes from the Spanish verb ”apartar”, which means to set apart or to set aside from the rest. The composition of Apartado varies each year depending on the best barrels of the harvest. The Apartado story began in 1997, when the owner of the winery asked the head winemaker Mariano Di Paola why certain barrels were set apart from the rest. He was so impressed with the wines that he immediately asked Mariano to start producing these wines. Today, the Apartado range represents the true richness of the vineyards in the Uco Valley. In this vein, careful grape selection in the best vineyards of Rutini – Altamira, La Consulta and Tupungato – create the foundations for this exquisite wine. This combination gives rise to the perfect expression of Malbec. It is truly a head turner, as it delicately combines the best Rutini has to offer.
An intense, but silky red Malbec with purple undertones. On the nose, complex, elegant, and floral aromas are present with diverse fruit notes, followed by fruity and potent character with hints of liquor ice and notes of toasty cocoa beans and coffee from the time spent in French oak. The mouth feel is long and complex with smooth concentration of flavours. This Gran Malbec stands out from the rest with a long and unforgettable finish.
94 points , Tim Atkin, 2016
94 points, Guia Descorchados 2017. Patricio Tapia. Ranking mejores de Valle de Uco.
93 points , Tim Atkin, 2015
91 points (Silver), Argentina Wine Awards 2016
94 points , Tim Atkin, 2015
93 points James Suckling 2015
92 points, Stephen Tanzer Comprehensive Tasting of Argentine wines for the International Wine Cellar
92 points, Wine Advocate 2014
90 points, Wine Spectator 2015
90 points Tasted Blind 2014
90 points, Wine Enthusiast 2014
Distinction, Decanter World Wine Awards 2015