Made 100% with Ancient vine Garnacha
Producer: Norrel Robertson, MW
Region, D.O.: Aragón, D.O. Calatayud
Ageing: Malolactic and 16 month in 500 l oak barrels.
2007 is the first vintage of this fine
expression of 100% Garnacha from slate soils and offers a grea
example of a specic terroir based wine delimited by high altidude
and very individual soils.
I believe that 2007 will be reflected on as one of the classic
vintages of the last few decades in continental Spain – the
growing season was long and balanced without any spikes in heat
and where rainfall was minimal leading to perfect conditions.
Calatayud offers one of the most unique areas in Spain and is set
to follow areas like the Priorat due to its unique continental climate
and ancient vines which produce wines of great intensity.
Is the latest release by the ‘Flying
Scotsman’ and takes inspiration from the raw power of Calatayud
climate and the winemakers challenge to tame it. Each release will
aim to use the best grapes available to us depending on the harvest
Norrel Robertson MW has spent the last six years searching out indivdual
blocks of fruit to work with to produce this wine of massive intensity.
Colour: Deep purple with unevolved rim
Bouquet: Pronounced aromas of intense black fruit , wood toast,
cedar and cappucino followed by oral/violet notes, wild raspberries
and garrigue/ mountain herb aromas.
Taste: Full bodied yet elegant with crisp acidity, tight tannins,
creamy vanilla texture and a long mineral finish.
Alcohol content: 15,5 % vol.
Sugar content: 1,8 g/L
Total Acidity: 5,9 g/L
A great wine to drink with classic game dishes such as venison,
wild boar. It will also accompany punchy dishes such as ragout and
spicy tomato based recipes.
Will improve for up 10 years in bottle.
“Garnacha from Calatayud thoroughly
rocked (literally) my world today. So much ness e,elegance. Possibly
the greatest Grenache that no one (hardly anyone) has ever tasted”
Randall Grahm, International Grenache Symposium 2010
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