is the fruit of an adventure which began in 1998 when œnologist, Michel Rolland, and Jean-Michel Arcaute decided to embark on an ambitious wine venture. Argentina offers both the space and the opportunity to plant unreservedly with a promising result down the line: a fine wine from a good terroir at a decent price. The proposition of this exciting wine growing venture in the province of Mendoza was interesting enough to attract seven investors, all winemakers (Catherine Péré-Vergé, the owner of Château Montviel in Pomerol as well as Laurent Dassault, owner in Saint-Emilion, and Bertrand Otto representing the Compagnie Vinicole E. Rothschild, and Bertrand Cuvelier). The Bodega Monteviejo would be created in Vistaflores, an estate with 847 hectares of vineyards.
Divided into seven bodegas, the ensemble is named Le Clos de los Siete. Its goal is to give optimal expression to this beautiful terroir worthy of the greatest red wine terroirs in the world. Michel Rolland has gone all out to achieve this. The vineyards are all vertically trellised to a density of 5,500 plants per hectare, the traditional density of the old Malbec which established the variety’s reputation. The wine of Bodega Monteviejo, property of the Péré-Vergé family, is made exclusively from this Malbec. Harvesting is carried out by hand, with sorting by bunch, destemming and sorting by grape. After vinification, the wines of Bodega Monteviejo are aged in French oak barrels for 16 months, and the result is amazing.
More informations on the website Monteviejo