Borsao Garnacha

£8.95

  • Grape : Garnacha
  • Country : Spain, Campo de Borja
  • Type : Red
  • ABV : 14%

2 in stock

Product Description

Tasting notes: Borsao Garnacha

Borsao Garnacha has Bright plum and berry fruit aromas. The palate is rich and welcoming with ripe bramble characters and soft, approachable tannins on the finish.

Food match:

Try with slow-cooked belly pork, chorizo and chickpea stew, mid-week pasta.

Producer & Region:

The winery was established as a co-operative in 1959, in 2001 it joined with two other progressive, co-operative. The cellars in the Campo de Borja region to become the Bodegas Borsao that we know today.

Grapes are sourced from over 375 member growers covering 2,400 hectares – nearly a third of the region’s total. Vineyards lie in the undulating foothills of the Moncayo mountain, ranging from around 350m to 800m above sea level. At lower altitudes vines are younger and may require some irrigation, but higher up the slopes the vines are older, unirrigated bush vines.

The climate is rather severe and arid, with hot dry days, and cool nights – which allow optimum acidity levels to be maintained within the grapes. Garnacha thrives in these conditions and represents 65% of total production. The Cierzo wind from the Moncayo sweeps across the foothills of the mountain. This cold, dry wind reduces humidity levels and allows grapes to be picked a couple of weeks later in the harvest, at full maturity.

Borsao has access to a large number of vineyard plots at different altitudes, and hence to a wide selection of fantastic quality grapes. They are recognised for their entry level varietals, as outstanding examples of easy-to-drink inexpensive wines. Also for their premium wines, in particular the iconic, multi award winning Tres Picos.