The idea of forming a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family was born in 1999. Initial enthusiasm quickly became a concrete plan to produce a single wine that would combine French and Argentine cultures and the two signature grapes of each producer, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
CARO, from CAtena and ROthschild, has a strong Argentine identity, characterized by the Malbec grape, which is given further elegance and complexity through blending with Cabernet Sauvignon.Buy in store
From the outset, one of the top priorities for Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family was to select the finest terroir that would enhance the alliance between Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Harvests are carried out by hand and the grapes are sorted on tables before de-stemming. Vinification is traditional with gentle pumping-over, followed by a period of maceration that varies in length depending on grape variety and vintage.