Bodegas Caro - Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
An international match
The idea of a partnership
In 1999, there was an idea. Why shouldn't two winegrowers join forces to run a bodegas in Argentina? The idea quickly became a plan - Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family joined forces. The concrete plan was to combine the two nationalities of France and Argentina and the Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grape varieties, which were typical of the respective countries (and characteristic of winegrowers), in a single wine.
The name - Bodegas Caro
As one might initially assume, there must be a Caro(lin) in one of the winegrowing families. But it's not like that. The name of the Bodegas consists of the first two letters of the respective families: CAtena and ROthschild.
The two winegrowing families
Since the fourth generation, the Catena family has been active in viticulture and has extensive knowledge of the Mendoza terroir. Not to forget the passion for the Malbec grape variety.
- Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
The Rothschild family has centuries of experience in the cultivation, vinification and ageing of Cabernet Sauvignon. The blending of the two grape varieties also plays an important role in this partnership. Rothschild has passed this knowledge on to the Catena family.
This is more than "just" the CARO
2000 was the year in which the CARO community project was launched. The shared passion for wine, the extremely friendly partnership and the joy of viticulture led to the vinification of another wine in 2003: AMANCAYA. The little brother of CARO, so to speak. The 10th anniversary of the Malbec grape variety, beloved by Argentina, was celebrated in 2010. This is how the pure ARUMA grape was launched.
More information about Bodegas Caro - Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
|Company Name:||Bodegas Caro|
|Street:||Presidente Alvear 151|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+54 (0261) 4 530 963|
|Year of Incorporation:||1999|
|Company Group:||Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite) / Familie Catena|
|Cellarmaster:||Fernando Buscema, Olivier Trégoat|
|Cultivated Area:||Mendoza, Luján de Cuyo, Maipù, Tal von Uco, Tunuyán, San Carlos|