With its stunning, intensely black appearance tinged with bright crimson, the Clos de Los Siete unleashes its complex, delicious bouquet. Pronounced ripe fruit aromas reflect the ripeness of the grapes, while spicy, peppery notes reveal Malbec as the unquestionable star of this blend. Roasted notes reveal well-handled oak-ageing. Generous and well-balanced on the palate, concentrated, yet silky, velvet tannins bring elegantstructure to the wine.
Blend: 57% Malbec, 18% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot
In 1998, oenologist Michel Rolland and Jean-Michel Arcaute decided to go into business. The proposition involved Argentina – a country that offered space, the possibility to plant without restriction and the potential to produce a quality wine from fine soil at an excellent price.
Their arguments were strong enough to unite seven investors, who were themselves all wine-growers, to the remarkable viticulture project in the province of Mendoza: Catherine Péré-Vergé, owner of Château Monviel at Pomerol; Laurent Dassaut, owner at Saint-Emilion; Bertrand Otto, representative of La Compagnie Vinicole E. Rothschild; and Bertrand Cuvelier.
The new venture would be at Vistaflores, an estate covering 847 hectares of vineyards, in the commune of Tunuyan, a desert plain rapidly gaining international acclaim, located 80km south of the city of Mendoza. Divided into seven Bodegas, the group was named Clos de Los Siete 2013 (Vineyard of the Seven) and is as ‘new world’ for the French as it’s possible to be.