Muchada-Léclapart is the project of David Léclapart (famed French producer of Champagne) and Alejandro Muchada (winegrower from Cádiz) in “Marco de Jerez”, a historic wine region located on the Atlantic coast of Andalusia.
Their objective is to create a great white wine, without fortification which is common in the region for Sherry production, based on the respect and care of the soul of Jerez: the Albariza land and the Palomino grape.
A fortuitous pairing
And of course - Alejandro met David Léclapart here. Intrigued by David's biodynamic practices, Alejandro returned a year later to learn from and work with David.
But, it wasn't until after Alejandro returned to Spain and David came to visit him in Sanlúcar de Barrameda in 2016, that David fell in love with the terroir and the two began their collaboration as Muchada-Léclapart.
There is around 3 hectares of land, so these wines are hard to come by considering the strong demand
Expressive wines from the Palomino grape
The wines are made primarily of Palomino, a local variety used mostly for making sherry and not known for being particularly aromatic - but between these two and their immense knowledge and willingness to bend tradition, the resulting wines are incredibly bold, expressive, and unique.
Wines are saline, mineral driven and powerful. These are wines with great aging potential - and very gastronomic too, with demand from the best results in the world coming in strong.