2018 La Maldicion Vinos de Madrid Tinto de Valdilecha

Madrid Highlands, Spain

To us, an organic Tempranillo that behaves like a supple Pinot Noir. To the workers who historically suffered in this rocky Valdilecha vineyard in the mountains of Madrid, it is the 'Curse', the malediction. Either way.. delicious.



About the Wine

The rocky Valdilecha vineyard is the on the opposite side of Madrid to Bernabeleva, where winemaker Marc Isart has his day job as head winemaker.

This Tinto is 75% wild Tempranillo and 25% Malvar, a native white grape. Co-fermented, three or so weeks on skins, all cement and tank, no oak - a recipe for bright, energetic Spanish red, a long way removed from traditional Tempranillos from Rioja and Ribera del Duero..


About La Maldicion

La Maldicion, the Curse, is the side project of Marc Isart, winemaker at Bernabeleva in the Gredos Mountains.

Detour around the city of Madrid and to the south east you find the high elevation Valdilecha vineyard, where at about 780m biodynamic Tempranillo and Malvar are used to make a red and white, which are much more serious wines than Marc intended. Very lo-fi and smashable, sure, but with purity and class


Additional Info

ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork


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