“The Cuvelier family were selling wines in France since the early years of the nineteenth Century. In 1903, with the purchase of the St Estèphe estate of Château le Crock, they moved into château ownership, crowning their move in 1920 by purchasing Château Leoville Poyferré.
In the 1990s the family spread their wings all the way to Mendoza, initially working with Michel Rolland on his “Clos de la Siete” project. But, in 1999, they started to plant their own vineyards – Cuvelier los Andes – and began producing wine in 2003. Michel Rolland dutifully oversees winemaking, and spare grapes are still sold off to Clos de la Siete.
Today the vineyard stretches over 55 hectares (136 acres) with 10 hectares still to plant. The goal of Cuvelier Los Andes is to create a South American cousin to their wines of Bordeaux. As such they produce bold reds and red blends in the old world style.”