Proemio Wines

Proemio – Prologue in old Medieval Spanish, stands for kick- start or first page. This is indeed the beginning of the winery’s story. In 2001, Marcelo Bocardo, third generation winemaker and the descendant of a traditional Italian immigrant family founded Proemio with the goal of producing high quality wines that truly represent his ancestors’ passion for viticulture and a legacy for the generations to come. 
Marcelo Bocardo could be described as a new wave winemaker of Argentinian wines, avoiding over extraction and heavy use of oak, focusing on expression of the terroir (i.e. Uco Valley, Pedriel-Luján de Cuyo and Maipú).

At Proemio, we nurture our vines and have adopted a sustainable approach, organic certified in 2017 (OIA), caring for the environment and having a positive role in the local community. Our grapes are sourced from diverse terroirs with unique soils, altitude and climates.

Marcelo Eduardo Bocardo

Winemaker & Owner

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 peaty 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 a really 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 Salesian 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 expression 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 through generations And a fourth generation of Bocardo will come!!!!

Marcelo Bocardo is married to Patricia Stirpa and has two children, Antonella and Nicolás.

ICON

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit verdot

Our Ultra Premium wine is a blend of the finest barrels of Malbec from Perdriel (Luján de Cuyo) and Paraje El Cepillo (Valle de Uco); Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from (Russell) Maipú, Mendoza. Dark purple color with intense aromas of ripe red and black berries and a touch of spices. In the palate, the wine is lush, rich and elegant with silky tannins featuring blackberry flavors with earthy notes and a long finish.

GRAND RESERVE

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah – Garnacha

This savory wine is a blend of Malbec from Perdriel (Luján de Cuyo) and Paraje El Cepillo (Valle de Uco); Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah-Garnacha from (Russell) Maipú, Mendoza. Deep ruby red color with purple hues with intense aromas of cassis and spices. A well balanced wine, with vibrant flavors of red berries, vanilla and chocolate and a smooth, long finish.

RESERVE

MALBEC, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, PETIT VERDOT, SYRAH – Garnacha AND CABERNET FRANC

The exceptional climate, the soil and the organic vineyards of Maipú, combine in these remarkable wines to express all their varietal potential and terroir expression.

Malbec

Wine made with organic grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine made with organic grapes

Petit Verdot

Wine made with organic grapes

Cabernet Franc

Wine made with organic grapes

Syrah – Garnacha

Wine made with organic grapes

PROEMIO ORIGINS

MALBEC, CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND CHARDONNAY

With typical characteristics of the terroirs of Mendoza make of this wine a delight of complexities.

Malbec

Wine made with organic grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine made with organic grapes

Chardonnay

Wine made with organic grapes

PROEMIO TERROIR RED BLEND

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit verdot

This exceptional blend is the result of the maturity and the red color of Malbec, the aromatic complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon and the personality of Petit Verdot. Its aging in French oak barrels improves and balances this blend making it a great wine

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family history

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