2019 La Maldicion Malvar de Valdilecha

Madrid, Spain

This white from indigenous Spanish grape Malvar is one for the adventurers. Equal parts delicious and fascinating, it's a complex, skinsy mouthful of history.



About The Wine

Malvar is the variety behind Marc Isart's white offering under the La Maldicion label. It's grown biodynamically at a giddy 780 metres in the chalky Valdilecha vineyard.

In the winery the grapes are fermented with skins and stalks for fifty days, as was traditional for Spanish farmers making wine. Subsequent aging is in 300 litre casks. With its lo-fi winemaking, deep complexity and skinsy texture it's tempting to call this wine esoteric, but actually it's really not.

It's delicious, gluggable and a surprisingly good foil for all sorts of dishes. Unique, yes, unusual, maybe, but challenging, certainly not. This is joy to drink and a real snap shot of vinous time and place.

About La Maldicion

La Maldicion, the Curse, is the side project of Marc Isart, winemaker at Bernabeleva in the Gredos Mountains, and one of the original founders of Comando G.

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


Winemaker Marc Isart and his father
Winemaker Marc Isart and his father
Madrid Highlands, Spain
Additional Info

From The Producer

Another super-complex, deeply coloured, fleshy-textured release, with ripe nectarine, pear, apple and almond notes. It's skinsy, and there is some grip, but it's very fine and the wine is super clean and pure. It's a wine loaded with charisma, texture and freshness and is so easy to drink! It also gives us a little glimpse into the deep history of this part of Spain.

Blend : Malvar (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml


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