- 5 wines
- 1 style
Boutique winemaker gets to put his own name on his wine thanks to Angel funding
- Just like his dad, and his dad before that, Marcelo makes superb Argentinian wines with love and care.
- Marcelo runs a super small winery where he pours his passion, talent and generations of experience into every last drop.
- With your support Marcelo has been able to put his name to his wine and stop selling to the faceless corps.
Marcelo Bocardo's Story
"My beginning on this industry starts when I was 12. Three generations in viticulture. My grandfather and father owned just a couple of hectares of grapes in Junín, Mendoza. Till then my father and grandpa has taught me to grown the grapes slowly and understand each ones character. At those times Argentine wines were totally different and we used to sell those grapes to big wineries doing table wines, which was a pity for such profound care we gave to them.
I watched in silence since I was little — that made an impact on my character, on my senses, and in my life. Winemaking is a way of life that has as its premise contact with nature and love for the work
After many years working for other companies in Chile and Argentina and lot of effort from my family and me I could start doing my wines, now is the moment to put my name on them "Marcelo Bocardo". Now I run an ultra boutique winery with a 4 guys operation (super small) , where we all share the same passion and know the secret of each drop in every bottle. I do not only believe in Malbec, we love our Cabs, Petit Verdot, Syrah-Grenache co fermentation and Blends. My beloved place for wines is Russell-Maipú vineyard, some kms away from the first oenological school from South America founded by the monks. And the first region doing high end wines from Mendoza more than 100 years ago.
But the most important topic is to able to translate the grapes into wines that define a geographical identity.
Since my very first vintage I have always been looking for varietal purity and elegance, avoiding over extraction and heavy use of oak, focusing on expression of the terroir (i.e. Uco Valley, Pedriel-Luján de Cuyo and Maipú). We achieve great results with low yielding, premium zone vines that show varietal purity with elegance and harmony. Fruit character and terroir expresion is my goal, always keeping freshness and modern style.
So the evolution is a permanent process.
It has been a long path to get here with a lot of sacrifice from all my family trough generations
And a fourth generation of Bocardo will come..."