Another hit of El Escocés Volante: Manda Huevos 2014

by  |  30-05-2018

Coming round to another of the wines from Norrel Robertson’s El Escocés Volante gives me the chance to link to two previous articles, this one which talks more about Norrel and his project as well as this one that talks about Diam cork closures. Literally, the name manda huevos could mean “send eggs” but it’s originally Mandat Opus in Latin and has come to mean, “I can’t believe it” in Castilian. This is a thoroughly-enjoyable, wonderfully articulate wine that shows what can come out of those curious hills and mountains around Calatayud. Specifically, it’s a single-parcel vineyard by the name of Caña Andrea with the oldest part planted in 1908 and the newest, 1970, thus old vines all around. The oldest part, while mostly Grenache is a bit of an old school field blend that Norrel just goes with in the finished wine. There’s this stewing, brooding quality to it […]
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