Congratulations La Movida!

A few weeks ago, we were publishing our tasting notes about La Movida, a delicious Garnacha from Cebreros, and an unknown but promising project carried by Guillermo and Carlos Arenas.

Now, owing to 95 points awarded by Wine Advocate, La Movida is in fashion, and I am proud to agree with Mr. Neal Martin and reproduce here this deserved tasting notes:

The only wine that I have tasted from Bodega Maldivinas is the pure Garnacha – and it is absolutely stunning. The bodega was established in 2006 by Guillermo and Carlos Arenas in Cebreros (Avila). The 2009 La Movida is a 100% Garnacha between 60 and 80 years old from four parcels that total 4 hectares located at between 850 and 900 meters altitude, on schist and granite soils. The vines are farmed organically, the wine sees no new oak, and is bottled unfiltered. If you love Garnacha you will instantly adore the bouquet that soars from the glass with unashamed glee: ripe dark cherries, boysenberry, dill and a touch of wild fennel. It has great definition and style. It is blessed with a soft, caressing entry on the mouth that suckers you into thinking this is a tame little wine until a wave of pure, succulent earthy dark fruit crashes over the senses. Yet it remains perfectly in balance with no sense of the wine becoming overbearing on the finish. On the contrary, it is very elegant. This is one of the finest Garnachas that I have tasted from Spain (thus far). Drink 2013-2020+. WINE ADVOCATE

Congratulations Carlos and Guillermo


  1. Thanks Mariano. For small producers like us these comments help us to follow with renewed encouragements. We will work to improve.

  2. You are welcome Carlos. Is about small projects and producers what we want to talk about.

    Congratulations again and continue improving.

  3. Yes, I agree entirely, an excellent expression of Garnacha.