It was in 1988 that Michel Rolland discovered Argentina. He was immediately captivated by the country – its atmosphere, the people, the beauty of its landscapes, and became very quickly convinced that Argentina offered all the necessary conditions for the production of a truly great wine.

Looking for the ideal “terroir”, it was at roughly 100 km south of Mendoza, the last major town before the climb up into the Andes, that Michel Rolland, discovered the “campo” at an altitude of 1100 meters . They were more than 800 magnificent hectares, uniquely exposed, with soil composed of stone, clay and sand. One meter down, you have a bed of gravel, which provides natural drainage. Water comes from springs fed by melting snow and glaciers up in the Andes Mountains.

Joined by several partners and friends, all growers themselves, they are 7 and they decided to share the Campo divided into 7 plots and to undertake the mind-boggling challenge committed to a unique, innovative concept: that of contributing together, under the aegis of Michel Rolland, to the crafting of a single wine. Clos de los Siete was born.

Malbec, which is the king of all grape varieties in Argentina, is an obvious choice for these soil types. It occupies more than half the total area of the estate and is planted at an unusual density of 5,500 vines per hectare. To add complexity to the blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and a little less Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are used alongside the Malbec. Thanks to the bordelais know-how, the vines, the ageing and blending are worked as in Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé.

The quest for perfection and the application of stringent standards to obtain the best are relentless. The conditions are combined to make Clos de los Siete a great wine

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Located 100km south of Mendoza, the Clos de los Siete vineyard is 1,200 meters above sea level – The success of Clos wines is the result of an alchemy combining 4 key elements (generous soil, a favorable climate, vines in altitude and a beneficial exposure); four elements that are difficult to reconcile in the same place except, here, in Argentine lands. Malbec, the king grape variety of Argentina, is a natural choice. Each grape variety brings its typicity and personality to the final blend and contributes to making Clos de los Siete a unique wine.

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