Red Wine DO. Calatayud (70% Ancient vine Garnacha, Tempranillo 10%, Syrah 15%, and Mazuelo 5%)
Manga del Brujo is the first wine that Norrel Robertson, the Scotch Volante, made in Calatayud.
It predominates in it the old Garnacha of between 70-100 years, the same one that conquered to him more than a decade ago when it landed in these lands of Calatayud.
His name refers to Mohama Rami, the prolific architect of Pope Luna who projected most of the Mudejar churches and buildings of the 15th century in the region of Calatayud.
A red in which it has been tried to maintain the freshness of the Grenache, without renouncing the fruity potency of the variety.
It comes from 8 different vineyards (Los Narros, Caña Andrea, El Mimbreral …), many of them with centuries-old vines. The vineyards are located in the Ribota Valley, at a height between 600 and 800 m.
Manual harvesting, vinification, the varieties are prepared separately. Destemmed, and crushed (except in Syrah), then fermentation at controlled temperature (28 ° C) with yeasts selected from the Rhone Valley.
Aging, malolactic fermentation is performed 50% in the tank and the other 50% in barrels used.
Pairing with chickpeas with cod. Spicy dishes, ribs marinated with paprika.
Deep Purple with ruby red rim. Pronounced aromas of black fruits, cracked pepper, smoke and toast. taste, full bodied with well balanced tannins. The palate displays dense black fruits, cherries with a long smoky/toasty finish. Mineral and complex.
A great wine to drink with classic game dishes such as venison, wild boar. It will also accompany punchy dishes such as ragout and spicy tomato based recipes.
Norrel Robertson, El Escocés Volante, arrived in Calatayud more than ten years ago looking for a well-connected place that would allow him to continue his work as an oenologist in different wine projects in Spain and southern France.
After touring the wine regions of half the world, obtaining the title of Master of Wine and training in viticulture and oenology in New Zealand, it was the old vineyards that can be found in this region of Zaragoza that captivated him. He created “El Escocés Volante” as a company and established his roots and those of his family in Calatayud.