El Escoces Volante is 'The Flying Scotsman', Norrel Robertson MW the first Scottish Master of Wine and a flying winemaker for more than 20 years in many different countries. In 2003 he arrived with his family in Spain and in 2004 he launched his first wine. Since the 1990s he has gained experience working in different countries, Italy, Portugal, Australia, France, Chile and Australia.
Norrel is a buyer of grapes but is increasingly working with his own vineyards planted to Garnacha Tinto, Carignan, Macbeo and Garnacha Blanca. These are all at very high altitudes of 700-1,000m where summers are extremely hot and winters bitterly cold, especially with winds howling down from the Pyrenees to the north. The combination of climate and old vineyards produces wines rich in flavour but beautifully fresh.
Grapes were hand-picked into 20kg cases between the 14th to 16th October from the single estate of ?Finca del Val?, at 950 metres elevation, from two 1 hectare parcels of Syrah on ?cantos? or pudding stones.
Intense with light purple border. Cassis and cigar aromas on the nose with hints of flowers, violets and black olives. Full and creamy on the palate with intense notes of black fruit, well integrated oak and a long and creamy finish.