The Rolland Collection
The Mariflor vineyard, which spans 247 acres of the Clos de los Siete estate, is managed exclusively by Michel and Dany. A majority of the vines, 148 acres, is dedicated to growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Mariflor also grows Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Verdot. A portion of the yield from the Mariflor vines also contributes to making Clos de los Siete wines. Until the 2009 vintage, the grapes of Mariflor were vinified at the Bodega Monteviejo in collaboration with winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti. Today everything is produced at Bodega Rolland, the last winery built at Clos de los Siete. The Mariflor Pinot Noir is a must-try variety; grown at an astounding 3,600 feet Mariflor’s Pinot is full of elegance with a taste of ripe fruit and good acidity and balance. The taste will leave you remembering the Uco Valley for more than its Malbec producing potential.
Fermentation in a combination of concrete eggs and French oak. The grapes are picked at a ripeness to retain a slightly higher acidity which is then rounded out by spending at least six months on the lees with regular bâtonnage to add texture. This is a unique wine as there is not much Sauvignon Blanc grown in Argentina.
James Suckling 93 pts
Tim Aitkin 92 pts
Only 3,000 bottles produced annually.
60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Malbec
Robert Parker 91 pts
James Suckling 92 pts