2020 La Maldicion Vinos de Madrid Tinto Fino

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 80% wild Tempranillo and 20% 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, 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 Importer

Marc Isart is best known for his work at the outstanding Bernabeleva in the Gredos hills above Madrid, and his lo-fi, organic approach carries over to this tiny solo project: La Maldición.

It's a blend of 80% mature-vine Tempranillo (from Valdilecha at 780 metres) with the local white grape Malvar (from Belmonte at a similar altitude) making up the balance. The vines are all biodynamically reared and the grapes hand-harvested. Both varieties are co-fermented with natural yeasts, then the wine spends 20-25 days on skins and is aged in cement and stainless-steel tanks.

Blend : Tempranillo (80%), Malvar (20%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Marc Isart
Winemaker Marc Isart
Madrid Highlands, Spain

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