Marcelo Pelleriti is the first Argentine winemaker to receive 100 Points from Robert Parker for a Bordeaux wine. Click here to read more.
Mr. Pelleriti, who serves as advisor to Algodon Wine Estates oenologists, recently received a 100 point Parker rating for his 2010 Chateau La Violette - Pomeral, following a 96-98 point rating for the 2009 vintage, and a 95-98 point rating for his Chateau Le Gay - Pomeral. He has also received a noteworthy number of ratings in the 90s for several of the wines he has served as Enologist for over the past few years. Mr. Pelleriti currently serves as the General Manager and Enologist to Bodega y Viñedos Monteviejo S.A. in Mendoza, and also serves as Enologist to Chateau La Violette, Chateau Montviel, Chateau La Graviere, and Chateau Le Gay, all located in France. He is associated with the production of the following wines from Argentina: Lindaflor Malbec (94 point rating), Lindaflor Chardonay (91 point rating), Monteviejo (90 point rating), Petite Fleur (91 point rating), Clos de los siete, Festivo, Val de Flores, Mariflor Sauvignon blanc, Mariflor Pinot Noir, and Maties de Abril; and he is associated with the production of the following wines from France: Chateau Le Gay - POMEROL (95-98 point rating), Chateau La Violette - POMEROL (92-94 point rating), Chateau Montviel - POMEROL, and Chateau La Graviere - LALANDE DE POMEROL. Mr. Pelleriti's began his career as Production Supervisor, Quality Safety Coordinator (Implementation and follow-up of ISO 9000, HACCP, TPM quality norms) for Eco de los Andes. He received post-graduate training in Strategic Planning in Viticulture from Juan Agustín Maza University in Mendoza, and also received his Bachelor in Enology and Fruit-Horticultural Industries from "Don Bosco" School of Enology, Juan Agustín Maza University.
Mr. Nosenzo has served at Algodon Wine Estates since 2007, and as winemaker he determines the exact moment of each varietal's harvest. Additional significant responsibilities include managing the wine's elaboration process from the instant it has been handpicked up until it is bottled. In addition to production process and control, Mr. Nosenzo faithfully stays abreast of the newest technology, products and trends related to consumer tastes and demand. Before joining Algodon Wine Estates, Mr. Nosenzo served as winemaker for the acclaimed Roca S.A. Winery, for over 12 years. Mr. Nosenzo has a degree as a National Winemaker, as well as a Master's Degree in Business Management from the Business International School branch of Talca University of Chile. Mr. Nosenzo frequently sits as a judge for various wine tasting competitions throughout Argentina. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and regularly trains for marathons and "adventure races."
Anthony Foster has been in the wine trade for over forty years. In 1974, he became a Master of Wine, passing the most arduous four day tasting and theoretical qualification in the industry. In 1987 he was Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine and was largely responsible for making the qualification international.
He founded his own company, Bonhote Foster Limited, in 1975, and was bought out in 1981 by Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. He was subsequently made managing director of Christopher and Company, Royal Warrant holders. In 1986 Antinori in Florence sought him out and hired him to become managing director of their UK arm, Belloni. After Antinori sold their interest in Belloni in the early nineties, Mr. Foster continued to act as a consultant for various bodies on fruit selection and wine making techniques, as well as wine marketing in the UK and US. Amongst other projects, he researched and advised a number of Slovenian wine producers on how to market their wines in Europe. He created a Burgundy importing company in the US - Foster Flynt Selections - with DC Flynt MW. In 1998, Mr. Foster purchased Bonhote Foster Limited back from Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. In recent years, he has spent considerable time working with various wine investment groups.
Mr. Foster is an acknowledged wine taster. He judges around the world, most notably France, Italy, Australia and the UK. In France he has participated in a number of "Tastevinage" panels and in Italy he has been a frequent judge at the Banco d'Assagio in Perugia. In Australia he is one of a handful of international judges and he is frequently invited to judge in both Canberra and Hobart. In the UK, Anthony chairs a number of tasting panels for both the Wine Challenge and the Wine and Spirit Competition.
Jorge Alberto Arenas
Mr. Galtieri specializes in corporate management in the Wine & Spirit Industry, and has a considerable background and experience in wine knowledge and wine market dynamics. His experience includes 25 years as a wine importer and distributor, and 15 years as a successful fine wine & spirit retailer. He is the current President/CEO at Seaview Imports LLC., a national wine importer (based in New York) covering the U.S. market with high-quality, exclusive wine brands of notable repute. He previously served as Founding Partner and President/CEO of Pasternak Wine Imports, a renowned national wine importer and distributor, founded in 1988 in partnership with Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).
Mr. Galtieri’s professional associations include, Commanderie du Bontemps de Medoc et Graves (Commandeur d’Honneur, 1998), Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (Chevalier, 1990), Hofstra University (Adjunct Professor “Advanced Wine Studies”, 1975- 1985), Special Advisor to Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) – 2012 to present).
Mr. Arenas has worked for the estate since 2001, when the project was still a just vision, and has played a significant role in its development into its current incarnation of Algodon Wine Estates. After settling permanently in San Rafael in 2000, Mr. Arenas served as President and consultant for CREA group. He began his career in Agronomy, within the agrochemical industry, by working at the Estancia los Reyunos of San Rafael from 1978 to 2000, where he was in charge of the cultivation of asparagus for the company ABC. Mr. Arenas studied at the Agronomy Department at the National University of Cuyo, where he received his degree. From a young age he complemented his studies by playing rugby, which gained him the respect and affection of the sporting community. Mr. Arenas first studied at the General Espejo Military Academy, and graduated with the rank of reserve Lieutenant. He was born and raised in the city of Mendoza, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as playing golf when he can.
Mr. Goldin is responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies and brand positioning within the Argentine Provinces, and for managing Public and Media Relations for Algodon Wines in Argentina. He is a professional Sommelier and Professor at the CAVE instituto de Sommelier, and he holds a Masters in Wine Sales and Marketing. Mr. Goldin Participates on the Marketing Committee of Wineries of Argentina (Bodegas de Argentina “BDA”), an organization that nationally promotes the marketing and consumerism of Argentina produced wines. As a member Bodegas de Argentina, he also contributes to efforts and initiatives of Wines of Argentina (WOFA), an organization that promotes the Argentine wine brand and image worldwide, and which works to position Argentina as one of the world’s leading wine exporting countries. Mr. Goldin sits as a juror for Argentina Terroir Awards (ATA), which identifies and honors Argentina’s best terroirs and wines.