What is Encuentro? “Encuentro”, in Spanish, means “encounter” or “meeting”. For this range Rutini has combined the perfect encounter between varietals, regions and winemakers. Two international winemaking talents join forces: Rutini winemaker Mariano Di Paola and wine consultant Paul Hobbs. Encuentro combines ripe, concentrated fruit with balance, finesse and ageing potential. This stunning blend harmoniously combines the individual characteristics of each of the grape varieties and the 7 vineyards. A “perfect meeting” between the true expression of varieties, innovation and high quality of Rutini Wines.
A well-structured red blend with vibrant ruby red colour. On the nose, captures an appealing mix of well ripened juicy red fruits and soft floral notes of lavender and violet from the Malbec. Aromas of mint and menthol combined with liquorice and thyme essences are transmitted from the Petit Verdot. Notes of fresh plum and blackberry preserves are also present from the Merlot. It is topped off with hints of spice undertones of black and red pepper from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The delicate combination of chocolate, tobacco, coffee and vanilla essences are also present from its 18 months in new French oak. The palate is very smooth and well-balanced from the intense fruit flavours to the solid structure leaving for a smooth and full balanced with smooth and elegant tannins leaving for a “perfect meeting”.
92 points, Guia Descorchados 2017, Patricio Tapia.
94 points (Silver), Argentina Wine Awards 2016
93 points, Tim Atkin 2016
92 points, Wine & Spirits 2015
91 points , James Suckling 2015
90 points, Tim Atkin 2015
88 points, Wine Spectator 2015