Red Wine Manga del Brujo 2017

Red wine from Calatayud made from Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo and Mazuelo aged in oak for 5 months.
Crianza. 5 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Calatayud
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Mazuela, Syrah, Tempranillo,
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Availability: In stock

€9.70
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Crafted by our favourite Scotsman, Manga del Brujo is a Spanish red wine made from a blend of 75% Grenache, along with 15% Syrah, coming from more than 10-year-old vines, 10% Tempranillo, coming from 25-year-old vines, and, finally, 5% Mazuelo, also known as Carignan.

The Grenache grapes that dominate the blend are really special. In fact, they are the reason why the Master of Wine Norrel Robertson decided to settle in the remote, desolate mountains belonging to the DO Calatayud, in the northern Spanish province of Aragón.

Coming from extremely low-yielding vines grown at an altitude of 800 metres above sea level under extreme climatic conditions, when Mr. Robertson, better known as El Escocés Volante, discovered them he soon understood that they had the potential to produce first-class wines.

Manually harvested, the Grenache and Carignan  grapes were destemmed, crushed, macerated, fermented, and finally aged for 12 months in concrete vats. The Syrah, though, was destemmed and fermented uncrushed both in concrete vats and in used and new French oak barrels. The Tempranillo was destemmed and crushed. After a brief maceration, it was fermented in oak barrels.

After the completion of all processes, this red wine from Calatayud was blended and aged in new oak barrels for a minimum of 5 months. Finally, Manga del Brujo 2017 was further aged for 18 months in the bottle before its release.

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Appearance

The red wine Manga del Brujo has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry robe with a reddish rim.

Nose

This Grenache from Calatayud exhibits intense notes of plums and blueberries, along with toasted notes and hints of spices, some earthy remembrances and aromas of cocoa and smoke.

Palate

As with all of Mr. Robertson's wines, this red wine by El Escocés Volante is remarkably well crafted. Bold and powerful, though smooth and fresh, with loads of red fruit, exotic spices, hints of fine wood and a refreshingly mineral background. Crisp acidity, yummy tannins and long finish with some notes of red fruit.

Our personal opinion

Are you looking for an expressive, elegant, terroir-oriented, well-crafted and affordable red wine? Look no further! Manga del Brujo 2017 is your kind of wine.

OTHER VINTAGES

Manga del Brujo 2015:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Manga del Brujo 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Parker 91.

Manga del Brujo 2013:

Peñín 93. Enterwine 93. Parker 92.

Manga del Brujo 2012:

Peñín 93.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Calatayud
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 5
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Garnacha 70%, Syrah 15%, Tempranillo 10%, Mazuela 5%.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Stews, Vegitables sauces
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
Reviews
3 Reviews
wizard's sleeve
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Unbelievable value. Stirring wine.
Review by (Posted on 6 March 2019)
brujo
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Fabulous wine for less than 10 eur. Succulent fruit.
Review by (Posted on 26 July 2018)
Manga
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My man Norrel has crafted a hell of a wine. He takes the best out of the dry Spanish planes and then makes his Scottish magic to produce a delight such as this. Go Norrel go!!
Review by (Posted on 14 November 2017)
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