The Argentinian winery welcomes Michel Rolland to its team as a consultant winemaker
July 23 – Belasco de Baquedano Winery, located in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, is pleased to announce that the famous winemaker Michel Rolland has joined his team as a consultant winemaker.
“Exceptional as you would expect from this wine genius. One specific observation about Rolland is that the quality levels of his wines are consistently world class and among the best around. – Robert M. Parker Jr. of Wine Advocate
Rolland has consulted over 250 world-class wineries in 14 countries around the world, including France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, South Africa and the United States, and is recognized for to have contributed to the evolution of viticulture and winemaking as it is called. today. Michel Roland will join a team of two women winegrowers: Lizzy Bordin from Mendoza in Argentina and Roser Girbau from Cataluña in Spain.
“Michel is a force in the winemaking world who brings unparalleled expertise, but he also recognizes the true potential of Malbec d’Agrelo to be one of the best wines in the world. I am delighted to see what this group of talented individuals is capable of. – Mikel Belasco.
Belasco de Baquedano is a Spanish winery run by the second generation Mikel Belasco Jauregui following in the footsteps of his father Ignacio Belasco Baquedano. Best known for its internationally distributed LLAMA wine brand, Belasco de Baquedano owns 160 acres of malbec vineyards over 110 years old. The winery was built in 2003. This huge multi-level facility sits above and below ground, is gravity driven and has a capacity of one million liters and boasts of stainless steel and stainless steel tanks. temperature-controlled concrete (4,500 to 26,000 liters), grape refrigeration chambers, two table selections (one before destemming and another after), a shedding tank and three individual barrel aging chambers underground to maintain stable humidity and temperature throughout the year.
Mendoza is increasingly becoming a popular wine tourism destination. Located in one of the most popular neighborhoods with neighbors like Catena, Susan Balboa and Paul Hobbs, Belasco de Baquedano takes full advantage of its location to offer tours of its state-of-the-art winery which includes the only ‘aroma room’ in the city. South America presenting 46 flavors that reveal the nuances of wine, and a five-star restaurant perched on the top floor with breathtaking views of the vineyards and the Andes.
Cabernet Corp., based in Novato, Calif., is a nationally distributed wine importer specializing in wines from Chile, Argentina and Australia, and the exclusive importer of Belasco de Baquedano for the United States and Canada. The companies have been working together since 2008 and are excited to see what lies ahead for them.