INTRODUCING EDY DEL POPOLO
BenMarco Head Winemaker/Viticulturist
Edgardo Del Pópolo is an Argentinean wine industry veteran and probably one of the most respected and consulted Argentine viticulturalists, where he has worked since 1992. He studied Enology and Agronomy at the UNC in Mendoza, Argentina.
Possessing a free spirit and an independent attitude, he has travelled the wine worldvisiting Old and New World wine regions and the most important wine markets. A skilled taster, he has been designated as a judge at many international wine competitions.
At the beginning of 2013, he was appointed General Manager at Dominio del Plata winery and has made BenMarco wines according to his vision.
5 MUST KNOW FACTS ABOUT BENMARCO
1. TRUE EXPERIENCE COMES FROM REAL VINES
BenMarco is all about viticulture: having planted more than 3,000 acres of vineyards across Argentina’s terroirs, Edy is the person with the most experience in the Argentine viticulture scene. He has tasted almost every piece of dirt!
2. WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT’S UNDERGROUND
BenMarco wines allow us to go higher in elevation and work in extreme site never explored before.
Our complex alluvial soils display huge differences and our wines are the purest interpretation that what really matters is what´s underground, in our lively soils.
3. NEW EXCITING APPELLATIONS
If there are high quality, recently discovered sites for viticulture in the Uco Valley, then Vista Flores, Los Arboles and Gualtallary are the top notch ones!
4. NON_INTERVENTION WINEMAKING IS A GAME OF DETAILS
“I try to avoid adding my influence to BenMarco wines,” Edy says. “What I really like to see is what the vines can do, without any kind of winemaking influence.”
5. WHAT MAKES HIS WINES OVERDELIVER?
When we think we know all about terroirs, vines and wines, we realize there are still many things to discover in viticulture. This is our food for thought. The day we stop believing in this is the day we start to die.