In 1868, a Frenchman, Jean Pouget, introduced Malbec to Argentina. The fruity grape took well to the Mendoza region with its hot sun and cool nights. “ARUMA” means “the night” in the language of Quechua, the native Indians of the region. The name was chosen because it is the intensely dark nights of the Andes that, with the mountain air, give the wine the rich character of its terroir. And the wine reflects the intensity in its rich ripe fruit flavors along with the inkiness of the Andean night. Made from 100 percent Malbec, it is 14.5 percent alcohol, exuberant and velvety.