Winemaker Ramiro Balliro

Winemaker Ramiro   Balliro

Winemaker Ramiro Balliro

DiamAndes | , ista Flores - Tunuyan - Mendoza - Argentina | www.diamandes.com/en/

Born in San Martin, Mendoza, Ramiro Balliro is oenology graduated from Don Bosco University.

His successfull career was built on severals experiences abroad and in boutique wineries in the Uco Valley.

Now, he's in charge of DiamAndes production, supported by the french winemakers team of "Vignoble Malatic Lagraviere".

A little more about the Vignobles Malartic family history:

Bonnies and Wine
Alfred-Alexandre and Michele Bonnie are not newcomers to Argentina: they lived in Buenos Aires between 1968 and 1970. Alfred-Alexandre studied Economics in his native Belgium and worked for US advertising agency McCann Erickson. He lived in New York, Detroit and Atlanta and was then transferred to Argentina to take charge of the Coca- Cola and General Motors accounts. "This experience was useful for the rest of my life; I learned about communication and advertising," says Alfred-Alexandre, and points out that he found "delicate, creative" talents in Argentina.

Back in Europe, he held positions as manager and president of leading companies before creating his own business together with Michele. But as Alfred-Alexandre had been interested in wine since childhood, they decided that the best place to start a new life would be Bordeaux and in 1996 they bought the Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere, a Classified Growth of Graves.

In 2003, Alfred-Alexandre and Michèle incorporated their son Jean-Jacques and his wife Severine into Malartic- Lagraviere. Both of them went to the Bordeaux oenology university when they arrived. In 2005, the family increased their investment in France with the purchase of Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt, one of the oldest Pessac-Leognan estate situated next to Malartic-Lagraviere.

In 2006 Veronique, their eldest daughter, took charge of the financial department with her husband Bruno, who is in charge of the Argentine wines' sales.

Veronique and Jean-Jacques are now co-manager with their father of the Vignobles Malartic, ensuring their destiny.

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