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In this 'incredible' wine we witness Norrel Robertson's winemaking brilliance, bringing additional energy to one of Spain's rising starts. From the low-key DO Bullas region, this wine is crafted from old vines at a high altitude, delivering plenty of that pow-factor. There are notes of wild berries, hints of liquorice and a delightful purity to the aroma of this wine. The palate is full-flavoured yet has a notable freshness delivered by the retention of natural acidity.
El Escocés Volante, the 'Flying Scotsman', is the winemaking company set up in Calatayud by Norrel Robertson MW who has been based there since 2003. Norrel Robertson MW is not your average winemaker.
Having been brought up in Scotland, where he did his apprenticeship at Oddbins in Edinburgh, Norrel embarked on a journey to become a winemaker- encompassing the passing of the Master of Wine exams and then the well respected winemaking course at New Zealand's Lincoln College. After spells in France and Chile, Norrel and his family settled in the unlikely Spanish town of Calatayud.
Old vines, limestone soil and a modern winemaking talent combine here to produce this exceptional wine. A full on red, with berry fruit flavours and a subtle spice, preceding a velvety-smooth finish. Superb!
Type: Grenache blend
Everybody is hiding a little darkness inside, as is the case with the smooth, decadent and dark fruited core of this wine from Pezenas. Created from fruit of vibrant vines in the ideal slate terroir of the Languedoc - this is a bite worth taking.
This wine is so easy going it is untrue, the original crowd pleasing red. They've won countless awards since setting up over 50 years ago and it's still very much a family run affair at McGuigan Winery in the Hunter Valley.
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