In 1998, the idea was raised about forming a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family. Initial enthusiasm was rapidly transformed into a project to produce a single wine combining French and Argentinean cultures, and two grapes varieties, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are the specialities of the two estates.
The Catena family has produced wine for three generations, and draws on its familiarity with the soil and the high altitude Mendoza region, and also with its passion for the Malbec grape in order to select the finest vineyards. DBR contributed its centuries-old skill with the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, as well as its know-how in blending fine wines.
The exchanges and selection work took place in 1999, and in 2000 producing a wine that is worth this alliance. This initial vintage is very limited in quantity. Commercialised at the end of 2002, it is like a sketch of what the two â€œparentsâ€ seek to create.
The winery Bodegas Caro is currently being built in the heart of the Mendoza region. The vintage to be vinified in the new cellars will be 2002. All of the Bodegas Caro barrels are being made at the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)'s cooperage in Pauillac.
Bodegas Caro Aruma 2014
Deep red colour with hints of purple. The nose expresses notes of red fruit, plums, strawberries and violets combined with a subtle hint of vanilla. Intense palate with silky, well-rounded tannins. Long, delicate finish. Good concentration and pleasant structure. more
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Bodegas Caro Amancaya 2012
Deep crimson color. The nose presents aromas of red and black fruit, with redcurrants and plums, and a little mint and cedar. The bouquet fills out with notes of vanilla, spices and mocha from the French oak. On the palate, the tannic texture is pleasant and well balanced. The tannins ... more
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