El Cismático is part of our range celebrating the colourful life of Aragonese nobleman, Pedro de Luna, once Pope Benedict XIII in Avignon, later declared Antipope. He was declared a schismatic in 1417, hence the name of this wine.
Interestingly, Saint Andrews University in Scotland was founded by papal bulls issued by Papa Luna and the Scottish Crown recognised him as the Pope until his death.
This label was recently updated for us, by local artist Daniel Verón based on an original design by Claudio Bado Antuna/El Escocés Volante. Interestingly, Saint Andrews University in Scotland was founded by papal bulls issued by Papa Luna and the Scottish Crown was one of the few in Europe to recognise him as Pope until his death.
The label depicts our Monte Armantes vineyard where this wine originates and, hovering above, is an eagle representing Papa Luna, and a Dragon, representing the Order of the Dragon that wanted to oust him as Pope. The meeting was a disaster. These two figures appear on a baptismal font commissioned by Papa Luna which can be found today in the Cathedral at Tolosa. It is believed that Pedro de Luna wanted to convey a message about the declaration of Constanza in this font.