Rutini Apartado Gran Malbec 2019

Rutini Apartado Gran Malbec 2019

Regular price £86.00
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Only 29 items in stock!

Rutini Apartado Gran Malbec

Harvest: 2019

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: 18months French oak barrels.

This malbec, prepared by Mariano Di Paola and his team, has obtained excellent qualifications: Guía Descorchados (97 points), James Suckling (96), Wine Enthusiast and Decanter (94), Wine Advocate-Robert Parker (93) and Tim Atkin ( 93).

Apartado is an innovative assemblage that is only produced in very good years and in limited quantities. The best barrels in the cellar are selected for this purpose. The wine is complex with blackberry, plum and cherry aromas, with notes of cocoa, tobacco and cedarwood. Excellent depth, nice balance and silky tannins. It's a dream!

Rutini Apartado Gran Malbec

A success story

Ever since Mariano Di Paola was appointed Chief Winemaker in 1993, his creations have made Rutini Wines a leading light among Argentina’s high end producers.

True to the enterprising spirit of the house’s founder, Di Paola has worked continuously to produce ever better wines for Rutini’s followers, his efforts resulting in the release of a number of memorable labels.

‘In 1997 I secretly started working on the creation of a special wine for the new millennium, selecting the best barrels from that vintage in order to make a unique, unrepeatable blend,’ says Di Paola. ‘I combined Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah and, during the ageing process, I shared it with the owners. They immediately realized how special it was and told me to set it aside.’ The wine was thus named APARTADO (‘Apartar’ is the Spanish for ‘set aside’) – every year since, Di Paola selects the best barrels for his Apartado Gran Corte, first released in 1999.

It wasn’t until 2002 that Di Paola decided to make the first Apartado Gran Malbec, “When our vineyard in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, was ten years old I realized that the Malbec vines were producing exceptional quality. We decided to blend those grapes with fruit hailing from our hundred-year-old vineyard in La Consulta to make a Malbec unlike anything we’d made before.’ The result was a wine that elegantly combines the intensity of the young vines of Gualtallary with the structure and harmony of their much older peers from La Consulta. Its launch, in 2004, was a watershed moment for Argentinian Malbec: ‘Apartado Gran Malbec helped us earn the trust of our most demanding consumers, proving that Malbec has the potential to produce exceptional and age worthy wines.’

On his quest to meet the expectations of Rutini’s customers, Di Paola has continued to explore different vineyards and regions. Apartado Gran Malbec 2017 is a blend of Malbec grapes from Gualtallary, La Consulta and El Cepillo, aged for 18 months in French barrels. ‘We’re always striving to create a more precise expression of Uco Valley Malbec, one that embodies the freshness, potential and complexity of mountain vineyards while maintaining the elegance that the public expects from Rutini Wines.’

Mariano Di Paola y Nani
Mariano Di Paola and his son Nani

Criado Wines offers a nationwide delivery service through UPS, and our own delivery service which is sustainable (using hybrid vehicles). Deliveries are typically made within 24 hours; however we only guarantee a 48 hour service. Deliveries do not take place on weekends, operating only Monday to Friday. For all orders placed between 13:00 Friday and Sunday, delivery will only take place on Tuesday. Goods must be received by a person 18 years of age or older. Where any of our drivers are in doubt as to the age of the person receiving the goods, they reserve the right to request proof of age and / or retain the goods until they can be received by a person of or above the legal age to purchase alcohol.   For UK deliveries we use UPS International, please be aware of paying duties on arrival. 


UPS Logo, symbol, meaning, history, PNG, brand


Shipping Fees


Ireland Standard Rate               € 9.5 for orders under €150

                                                   Free for orders above €150



UK Standard Rate                     € 25.00  *  (Custom Tax not included)



* Please note that this is just the delivery Fee. UK deliveries are subject to duty payment on arrival. The receiver (customer) it's responsible for the payments of the correspondent duties. 


Cancellation of Orders, Returns & Refunds

You can cancel your order at any stage up to the point of dispatch at no charge. Simply contact us by phone on +353 833 868 004 in Ireland or email When contacting us, please provide us with your order number, as per displayed on your order confirmation. You are entitled to a cooling-off period of 7 working days, which begins on the day after you receive delivery of your order. During the cooling-off period, you may cancel your order for any reason. Upon cancellation, we will make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the return of the order and will reimburse you within 30 days. While we are more than happy to help if you wish to return goods that are not faulty or damaged, you will be responsible for any costs incurred in returning the goods. In the unfortunate case of goods being faulty or damaged in transit, Criado Wines offer the choice of either a replacement or a full refund including any delivery charges incurred. Simply contact us by phone or email (details above) and we’ll take care of the rest!    

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews Write a review


Since 1885