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