Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Mendoza, Argentina, Bodegas CARO SA stands as a testament to the harmonious alliance between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the revered Catena family. Established in 1999, this joint venture derives its name from the fusion of the first two letters of the Catena (CA) and Rothschild (RO) family names, symbolizing the shared commitment to crafting exceptional wines.
At the heart of Bodegas CARO lies the art of blending. The winery’s limited range of wines ingeniously combines Argentina’s celebrated grape variety, Malbec, with the renowned Bordeaux classic, Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting in an extraordinary sensory experience.
The CARO vineyards, situated in the high-altitude terroirs of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, and the Uco Valley, exude a unique sense of terroir. The vineyards in Luján de Cuyo range from 2600ft above sea level to 5400ft in the Uco Valley. These elevated locations provide ideal conditions for growing Argentina’s signature grape variety, Malbec. This results in wines with a perfect balance and intensity.
In 2000, Bodegas CARO unveiled its inaugural vintage, captivating wine enthusiasts with its distinctive marriage of Argentine exuberance and Bordeaux finesse. Shortly thereafter, in 2003, the winery introduced the Amancaya cuvée, an embodiment of the winery’s dedication to showcasing the true essence of Malbec. Expanding their repertoire, CARO added Aruma, a varietal Malbec, to their portfolio in 2010, further exemplifying the winery’s commitment to diversity and innovation.
The year 2003 marked a significant milestone for Bodegas CARO, as it opened its state-of-the-art winery in the heart of central Mendoza. Guided by a philosophy rooted in tradition and excellence, the winemaking process at CARO embraces meticulous attention to detail. The grapes are carefully harvested by hand, ensuring that only the finest fruit reaches the cellar. Employing traditional vinification techniques, the wines undergo a tailored maceration process that varies according to the grape variety and vintage, capturing the unique character of each harvest.
A hallmark of Bodegas CARO is its commitment to oak aging, imparting depth and complexity to the wines. The winery sources its oak barrels predominantly from the prestigious Rothschild cooperage in Bordeaux, a testament to the winery’s pursuit of excellence. Stored in the meticulously renovated wine cellars, which bear witness to the passage of time dating back to between 1884 and 1895, each vintage evolves gracefully, allowing the flavors to integrate and flourish.
Bodegas CARO SA embodies the shared vision of two wine dynasties, blending tradition and innovation to create wines that resonate with the discerning palates of enthusiasts worldwide. With a dedication to craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to quality, CARO’s wines transcend borders, inviting wine lovers on a journey that harmoniously combines the vibrant spirit of Argentina with the timeless elegance of Bordeaux.
Whether indulging in the opulent flavors on a special occasion or savoring a quiet evening, Bodegas CARO’s wines transport the senses to the very essence of Mendoza’s terroir. Each bottle is a testament to the winery’s passion, craftsmanship, and the remarkable partnership that brought it to life. Experience the extraordinary fusion of Argentine passion and Bordeaux heritage with Bodegas CARO SA.
Winery Website : https://www.lafite.com/domaines/bodegas-caro/