To produce Garnacha La Multa Old Vine El Escocés Volante alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature at 28 degrees Celsius for 7 days with delistage and pigeage for the extraction of color and gentle tannin followed by a short maceration. Destemming of the skins using only draining wine followed by complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is then cold stabilized and subjected to fine ground filtration before membrane filtration.
Grown on old bush vines, in Arcillo – calcaire (chalk and clay soils) situated on the slopes of the Ribota valley of the Calatayud DO at an altitude of 700 – 900m above sea level. Free draining soils combined with minimal rainfall and significant differences in day and night time temperature gives rise to wines with excellent colour , aroma and distinctive varietal aromas.
Norrel Robertson is the El Escocés Volante owner, a master of wine con consulting and making wine around the world. Norrel owns a little patch of land, high up in the rugged landscape of Calatayud, where he tends to gnarly, old Garnacha vines in poor mineral soils: poetic symbolism for this rebellious Scotsman who won’t be tamed. To look at his labels is to realise his irreverence for the local law. With his wild winemaking techniques, Norrel is making his mark on this region with raw, fantastically assertive Garnacha wines. Having worked in every aspect of the wine world, in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Norrel now works hand in hand with local growers in Calatayud to source old vine blocks of exceptional quality to make wines with real character. You only have to see the landscape and these old bush vines to be swept away by the romanticism of a Scotsman making cutting-edge wines in this central region of Aragón. This is the heart of Garnacha country where Norrel, who is a self-confessed Garnachista, realised the tremendous potential of this varietal in this region.