FSE Wine of the Week – CARO 2013

What do you get when you put two outstanding wineries together? This year, we got the answer in our Thanksgiving wine, the result of a great partnership between Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicolas Catena, Mendoza, Argentina.

CARO 2013 is an exceptional wine – rich and elegant. It is a usually a blend of 60 to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25 to 40% Malbec. In this case, the vintage was 50% of each varietal. The grapes are aged 18 months, 60 % in new barrels.

They come from Bodegas CARO in Mendoza where the Catena family has been making wines for three generations. The relationship with Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite), making wine since the 19th century, dates to 1999.

You’ll want to open the CARO two hours before serving and let it breathe in the glass. It is a celebratory wine for occasions such as Thanksgiving, and you will be thankful you received it to serve on that special day! The wine is distributed by Pasternak Wine Imports.

 

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