Ruca Malen’s dream began in 1998, when Jean Pierra Thibaud and Jacques de Montalembert discovered, in one of their meetings, that they shared the same dream: start their own winery in Mendoza, a winemaker’s paradise at the foot of the Andes range. By that time, Jean Pierre had left the chairmanship of Bodegas Chandon in Argentina, after 10 years of service and Jacques Louis has forged an outstanding career in the winemaking industry in his hometown, Burgundy.
From then on, Bodega Ruca Malen would be exclusively focused on making wines of excellence, based on their knowledge and, above all, their passion for wine making. Sometime after that meeting, Ruca Malen produced its first bottling: the 1999 Vintage.
From its very onset, Ruca Malen has been committed to enological quality, which translates into wines with style, elegance and distinction.