Marc Isart with his father. Harvest 2020. Photo Credit: Abel Valdenebro
Marc Isart was the head winemaker at Bernabeleva, which led him to be one of the founding members of Commando G. Deciding to step out of the limelight he went back home to the hills of Madrid to start his own Domaine: La Maldición. The village of Valdilecha sits at 700m, with Marc’s old Tempranillo vines at 780m and Malvar vines at 730m. These vines are notoriously difficult to work (and reach), which is where the name La Maldición comes from, meaning ‘The Curse’.
Marc implemented biodynamics at Bernabeleva and so it is no surprise that he works his own estate in exactly the same way. Long, whole cluster fermentations followed by long skin macerations for the white wines (Malvar) in tinaja, as seen in the picture below.
Photo Credit: Abel Valdenebro