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Estate management handover at Bodegas CARO

Bodegas CARO, the Argentinean estate of the Catena and Rothschild (Lafite) families, is happy to welcome Philippe Rolet as Estate Manager starting on January 21st.
Previously CEO of Bodegas Argento S.A., Rolet began his career at Domaine William Fèvre, (France) before joining the Alta Vista Group in Mendoza where he was CEO and President. Aged 46, he holds a French Management degree and is today at the head of the French Honorary Consulate in Mendoza.

Fernando Buscema, the Technical Director of Bodegas CARO since 2012, will be joining the Catena Institute of Wine fulltime, where he already holds the position of Executive Director. While taking up his new duties, he will remain involved in the supervision of Bodegas CARO as member of the Board.

“Bodegas CARO is a family affair between us and the Catenas and we are thrilled to welcome Mister Rolet to help us write a new chapter in a story that has strong roots both in France and Argentina, just like him.”, commented Saskia de Rothschild, President of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). “Over the past years, Fernando was key in our efforts to build CARO’s identity, looking for the perfect balance between Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec and between two countries. We wish him the best at the Catena Institute.”

Laura Catena, Board member of Bodegas CARO and Founder of the Catena Institute of Wine: “It is an absolute honor for us to make CARO with the Rothschild family, one that shares our passion for making wines of place and caring for the land and the people involved in this beautiful art of winemaking. My father Nicolás and I are thrilled to welcome the talented Philippe Rolet and wish to thank Fernando for his dedication to helping our two families make a Grand Vin in Argentina. I am personally looking forward to continue working with Fernando at the Catena Institute, and to experience the yearly harvests of CARO with Saskia, Philippe and the winery team for many decades to come.”

 

About Bodegas CARO:
The idea of a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family was born in 1998. The initial enthusiasm quickly developed into a plan to produce a unique wine that would combine two cultures, French and Argentine, two grape varieties, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the expertise of both families. Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family place great importance on selecting the location of the vineyards. The objective is to choose the best terroirs to enhance the alliance between Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bodegas CARO produces three wines: CARO, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec that reveals the harmonious balance between the Argentine and Bordeaux styles; AMANCAYA, a delicate wine with the same spirit as CARO, and ARUMA, a pure Malbec.

Media contact :
Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) : Alessia Amighetti, aamighetti@lafite.com
Catena Zapata: Lucia Garcia, lgarcia@catenazapata.com / Pablo Naumann,
pnaumann@catenazapata.com

Copyright :  Federico Garcia