The Borsao Clasico Garnacha Tinto from Bodegas Borsao is a very appealing, berry red wine from the Campo de Borja in Spain. It has a great structure, which has already earned him many awards.
Bodegas Borsao has been a first-class, constant and extremely pleasant address for red wines for many years. The wines produced here are always clear and fruity, concentrated, always fresh with animating acidity.
The approximately 620 small producers who have joined forces to form this cooperative know how to exploit the full potential of the quaint region of Campo de Borja. At an altitude of 350 to 750 metres, they cultivate almost 2,400 hectares of vineyards with very old vines, which fortunately survived the phase of new plantings of international grape varieties in the 1980s and 1990s. In the wine cellar of the cooperative, chief oenologist José Luis Chueca likes to draw on tried and tested products: cement tanks and barriques are used here, wine is produced according to traditional principles. For Chueca, the quality of the grape counts, because it cannot be replaced by anything in the cellar.
The indigenous Garnacha grape variety plays a primary role in Bodegas Borsao; it is believed to originate in Aragon, as it is also called "Tinto Aragonéz“ in Spain. Over the centuries, the Garnacha has perfectly adapted to the harsh life in Campo de Borja and acknowledges the gentle stress with an enormous juice concentration. Slate soils created by the weathering of the granite formations of the Moncayo Mountains form the base of the bush wine grapes and provide the unique minerality in the wines. In addition, the very continental climate with dry hot days and cool nights has a positive influence on the development of the grapes. Too hot temperatures during reading time counteract the cool north wind "El Cierzo“, which constantly blows from the Atlantic in spring and autumn. The nearby 2,300 metre high mountains with the three characteristic peaks (Tres Picos) form a natural barrier to the west and help to reduce precipitation.
Borsao Clasico Garnacha Tinto sparkles in a strong ruby red with violet shades. The nose is filled with promising red fruit aromas of fresh raspberries and strawberries as well as floral nuances.
The balanced and rich palate with the beautiful structure opens into a soft finish reminiscent of the typical cooking aftertaste.
Serving suggestion/Food Pairing
We recommend this Garnacha with roast pork, strongly seasoned steaks and medium-ripe hard cheese. This award-winning wine should be drunk fresh at a serving temperature of 16°C.
|Wine acidity in g/l:||5,5|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||3,0|
|Sub region:||Campo de Borja DO (ES)|
|Ageing in:||stainless steel tank|
|Number of bottles:||1|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOC Denominazione di origine controllata|
|Maturation:||stainless steel tank|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , floral|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Flaschendesign & Ausstattung:||modern|
|Flaschengröße in l:||0,75|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Inverkehrbringer:||Bodegas Borsao S.A. - Ctra. Nacional 122 km. 63 - 50540 Borja (Zaragoza) - Spanien|
BORSAO GARNACHA 2019
Very good everyday wine at a reasonable priceGodfrey Edwards | 25 Oct 2020