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Philippe Rolet joins Bodegas Caro as estate manager 

Philippe Rolet was appointed the new estate manager of Bodegas Caro, an Argentine winery owned jointly by the Catena and Rothschild families, last month.

He takes over from Fernando Buscema who has been technical director since 2012.

Rolet began his career at William Fèvre before joining the Alta Vista Group in Mendoza and is head of the French Honorary Consulate in the city as well.

Saskia de Rothschild, president of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, said: “Bodegas Caro is a family affair between us and the Catenas and we are thrilled to welcome Mister Rolet to help us write a new chapter in a story that has strong roots both in France and Argentina, just like him.

“Over the past years, Fernando was key in our efforts to build Caro’s identity, looking for the perfect balance between Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec and between two countries. We wish him the best at the Catena Institute.”

Laura Catena added: “It is an absolute honour for us to make Caro with the Rothschild family, one that shares our passion for making wines of place and caring for the land and the people involved in this beautiful art of winemaking.

“My father Nicolás and I are thrilled to welcome the talented Philippe Rolet and wish to thank Fernando for his dedication to helping our two families make a Grand Vin in Argentina. I am personally looking forward to continue working with Fernando at the Catena Institute, and to experience the yearly harvests of CARO with Saskia, Philippe and the winery team for many decades to come.”

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