Renowned Flying Scotsman and Master of Wine, Norrel Robertson, adores Garnacha. Especially Garnacha from the ancient vines of high, remote Calatayud. This is a very special red, from vines up to to 120 years old. Dark, spiced, silky and aromatic.
Beyond the Label
Silky, but full bodied, with dark blackberry and spice, herbal notes
Dark raspberry, plum and cassis, with a lift of wild herbs
Meet Norrel Robertson, a Flying Scotsman (nicknamed El Escoces Volante) and one of only four Masters of Wine in Spain. He travelled the world making wine before an assignment to Spain in 2003. He fell in love with the ancient Garnacha vines of Calatayud and now can't drag himself away. This is his King of Garnacha red, from his very ancient vineyards (the youngest vine is 50 years) at loft heights of 1000m. There, the blazing daytime sunshine ripens the grapes, while cold nights draws out the aromas and ensures excellent structure to this long-lived wine. Most other growers have abandoned their vineyards here - it's too hard to make a living. But Norrel teases out the very best from his grapes and makes this exceptional, oak-aged wine.
"Norrel Robertson has spent years seeking out the best expression of high-altitude old vineyards"
Sarah Evans MW Decanter magazine