Experience – Clos de Los Siete Bodega Rolland – Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina.
- Address: Clodomiro Silva s/n (GPS-S 33 39′ 58.9” WO 69 13′ 22.4”), Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina (Google Maps)
- Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- How to Arrive: By car
- Distance from Mendoza: 111 km / 68.9 miles
- Bodega Rolland Website
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone Number: +54 261 668-7680
- Ideal Month(s): October – May
French winemaker and famous wine consultant Michel Rolland has earned a reputation in Argentina and around the world for his ability to find unique vineyard sites that can produce the highest quality grapes. Bodega Rolland came to life based on a vision Michel and his wife, Dany (also an acclaimed winemaker), had when they first laid eyes on the Uco Valley’s rocky soil and dessert climate set at the base of the Andes mountains.
Michel and Dany first set foot in Argentina in the late 1980’s in Cafayate. Over the following decades Michel’s consultation projects led him to form a partnership venture known as “Clos de los Siete.” The Clos de los Siete campo is 2,100 acres that has been divided into individually owned vineyard properties that produce independently owned and named wines, similar to the operation of a Bordeaux Chateau.
Bodega Rolland, which spans 247 acres of the Clos de los Siete estate, is managed entirely by Michel and Dany. A majority of the vines, 148 acres, is dedicated to growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Bodega Rolland also grows Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Verdot. A portion of the yield from the vines also contributes to making Clos de los Siete wines.
Until the 2009 vintage, the grapes of Bodega Rolland were vinified at Monteviejo in collaboration with winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti. Today everything is produced at Bodega Rolland, the last winery built at Clos de los Siete.