Marcelo Bocardo 2021 Malbec Mendoza
Pairs with: Spaghetti
Good for: Setting the tone for lively debates after dinner
I am from: Mendoza, Argentina
The story: Marcelo Bocardo, Third Generation Winemaker and descendant of an Italian immigrant family was born and raised in Mendoza. During his early childhood he followed his grandfather and father while they worked at the family‚Äôs winery and, at 12 years of age, his grandfather put him in charge of two of their vineyard‚Äôs rows. It is there and then that he learned about grape growing and to identify by sight and taste each of the varietals.
In 1992, newly married Marcelo left the family business to become a head winemaker for a Chilean winery, expanding his horizon and learning about the international wine market. A few years later, he became the General Manager.
After returning to Argentina, he founded Proemio Wines in 2001. In 2014 he purchased an organic vineyard planted on virgin soils to produce wines that truly define its terroir. In 2019 Marcelo and Patricia Bocardo's son, Nicolas, began working at the family winery and Marcelo decided that it was time to launch a new line of superb quality wines under the Marcelo Bocardo name to continue his family legacy through the next generations.
Why you'll love me: Snappy and fresh with bright red-berry notes.