About This Wine
Around Calatayud, Norrel Robertson is known as “El Escocés Volante.”
That translates to “The Flying Scotsman,” and it’s an apt nickname considering Robertson, who is a certified Master of Wine, has worked in every aspect of winery operations in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
These days, he calls Calatayud home, and works with Jorge Navascues to craft both exquisite wines and what you might call wines with an attitude. El Burro falls into the latter category, particularly the wine known as “Kick Ass” Garnarcha. It’s made entirely of that variety, perhaps better known as Grenache, and it definitely makes a bold statement in the wine glass.
It begins with the color: vivid purple, with a bright red rim. It continues with the fruit flavors, which dazzle the tastebuds with raspberry and red cherry impressions. And it leaves a lasting memory with its long, smooth, spicy finish. It’s a wine that definitely lives up to its name.
Second most widely planted grape in the world. High in alcohol, with strawberry, raspberry, peppery fruit and herb flavors. Often used in blending.
- Grape Composition:100% Garnacha
- Grape Source:Spain’s Carinena Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Red Cherry, Spice, Cedar, Sandalwood, Leather, Vanilla and Mocha
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (50% of the Blend) for 3 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiona slow-cooked roast, or beef stew.