La Multa 2015 is a smooth, concentrated red with a huge berry fruit nose and palate. This wine has character, lots of spicy well balanced damson/plum fruit and a sweet oak finish. It has scored very highly for a wine of this price, in the independed Spanish Penin Wine Guide.
Made with grapes from gnarly old bush vines by talented Scots wine maker Norrel Robertson in collaboration with Bodega San Gregorio in DO Calatayud, in the hills near Zaragoza.
After his first degree at Aberdeen University, Norrel decided he wanted to know more about wine. He worked throughout the world in all aspects of growing and making wine which included taking a degree course in viticulture and oenology in New Zealand and achieving his Master of Wine (MW) qualification. Norrel decided he would settle in Spain where he was impressed by the quality of the Garnacha old vines in Calatayud. He now makes wine all over Spain, hence his name of El Escoces Volante, which means the “Flying Scotsman”, albeit he is usually driving his not-so-new car! If you like this wine, you will like his more serious wine “Manga del Brujo”.
Norrel always gives his wines interesting names; La Multa means ‘the fine”. This is a great find from this overlooked DO in Aragon, NE Spain; put simply this is brilliant value.
Food match: It is perfect with spicy sausages, casseroles and with barbecues.