El Escoces Volante

Albariño 'The Cup and Rings' Escoces Volante Galicia 2016

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 13,5%
  • Origin: Rías Baixas/Spain
  • Grapes: Albariño


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 2003 he arrived with his family in Spain and in 2004 he launched his first wine on the market with the aim of expressing the characteristics of the Garnacha in Calatayud in his wines. Since the 1990s he has gained experience working in different countries, Italy, Portugal, Australia, France, Chile and Australia. 

THE CUP & RINGS is an ancient prehistoric carved stone design which can be commonly found in granite rock outcrops in Galicia and also in Norrel's original home of Scotland. These ancient designs were most likely taken by the Celts from Galicia to the British Isles thousands of years ago and probably represent some type of worship of the elements. In Galician these carved stone marks s are called ‘Pedra Do Criba’. As a Scot Norrel feels a very passionate link to Galicia due to its rich and green land.

This comes from selected vineyards of the O Salnes coastal region of Rías Baixas. This was aged on lees in a stainless steel tank for 30 months with regular lees stirring to add texture.

'This is of medium golden colour. The nose is packed with rich and ripe stonefruit, peach, and a smoky reduction, hints of exotic, guave / Mango; also has hints of mint and fine herbs. A dry wine with crisp acidity, rounded by its ageing on lees with flavours of melted butter, bitter lemon, green apple, zesty with a medium plus body.' Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot



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