Marc Isart La Maldicion Tinto de Valdilecha 2017
Mainly tempranillo, with a bit of malvar in the mix. Tempranillo is a red grape, malvar is a white grape. The two are co-fermented - which in non-scientific terms means that they go through their conversion from juice into wine together, in the same bucket. Well, probably not an actual bucket, but you get the idea. This mingling makes for a wine that's juicy/spicy red fruit with an underlying hint of floral/apricot. It's a trick that harkens back to some of the wines of the Northern Rhone, where a small amount of white grapes were co-mingled with the red ones in the vineyard and then again in the winery. I could go into greater detail about how this lifts the aromatics of the wine and fixes the color, but then I would have to get into more detail about aromatics and protein chains and that's not going to happen today.
So let's cut to the chace - this is a delicoius wine, a great value, and it has lots of fans at the shop. So grab a bottle and join the gang - it's a good gang to be a part of!