Manga del Brujo

Manga del Brujo

Blend:70% Ancient vine Garnacha, Tempranillo 10%, Syrah 15%, Mazuelo 5%
Vintage: 2014
Winemaker: Norrel Robertson MW
Region: D.O. Calatayud

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Deep Purple with ruby red rim
Bouquet: 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.
Gastronomic Accompaniments: 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.

Winemaker's Notes:

2014 is the eleventh vintage of this cuvee dedicated to the history and culture of Calatayud. Manga del Brujo is designed to be a more serious wine with a style and structure more suited to food. From this perspective we have used barrel components with higher toast and parcels with more tannic structure and minerality.

The Garnacha element was carefully sourced from only the highest altitude vineyards on the slopes of Monte Armantes, predominantly from the Campillo zone of vineyards. Yield for the Garnacha did not exceed 18hl per hectare.

The Tempranillo was sourced from only two to three selected parcels. Average vine age of over 25 years.

Careful temperature controlled fermentation and the collaboration of New World trained winemakers and local knowledge has produced a full bodied, distinctive Rhone blend which marries the Old and New World in terms of style but with a slant towards a meatier, more structured wine. The key to this wine is the long time spent working with the fine lees to obtain length and complexity.

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